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Senior goodbye: Andrew Grom

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Dear Carroll,

There are many things to note about my two years here, some better than others, of course. However, that has not subtracted from my overall enjoyment of my two years here. I cannot thank the administrative staff enough in aiding me during my transfer from New Jersey public schools to ACHS. The opportunity to be given a tour of the school and to be greeted by administrators made me feel welcome and I could not be more appreciative.

Admittingly, I am nowhere close to being a great baseball player, but it has generated some of my greatest memories, such as leaving school early to play our hearts out (win, lose, draw, etc.) and being a part of a brotherhood that I will never forget. Of all time, my favorite memory has to be when it was away at O’Hara and we had defeated O’Hara 11-10. It was one of the greatest feelings ever. 

With those same teammates I made friends that I never would have made otherwise. To those junior teammates and the rest of the graduating Class of 2025, I say live like there is nothing to lose. I wish I did more my senior year and I would like to think that I did a lot. Go to games together and support, regardless of sport or event. Make it a year to remember. 

Now to the underclassmen, I’m not going to be cliche and say “grow up,” which you do need to do, but be leaders among the unguided and be what others wish to aspire to. It sounds dumb because it kinda is, but you are the next generation of people that have some promise. If you wish not to become better because others are asking you to, do it for yourselves and prove everyone else wrong who thinks that the underclassmen are just babies with no self control. 

That’s my advice.

Andrew Grom

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