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Senior goodbye: Lowell Kamanousa


Dear Archbishop John Carroll

September 2020: this is the date in which I began my reign at Carroll. At the time, I did not know what to expect out of the school. How would I be able to adapt to Covid? How would I fit along with the students? How would I be able to impact the school? All these questions I had four years ago, which of course I know the answer to now. For those that may not know the answer to these questions still, I write this letter for you.

Truthfully, some factors of this school had really disappointed me. The most conflicting one is the lack of ethnic groups. As a black male, I enjoy seeing many different races as I’ve seen in my old schools like Westbrook Park and even in Saint Andrew’s, but the Carroll population is heavily dominated by white people. If I was to gauge, I would say about 75% of the school is white, 15% African American, and 5% other. The lack of diversity among the Hispanics, Asians, Middle Easterns, South Americans, etc., was unsettling, but was a learning experience.

I truthfully respect all the things Carroll has taught me. It has guided me in the right direction for my future and I have endless gratitude for that. I would like to give special thanks to Mrs, Amlin, Mr. Geraldo, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Quintois, and Mrs. Gimpel. These are the teachers that have taught me the most. If I was Gennaro, these are/were the teachers I would have made sure stayed as long as possible. Once again, thank you Carroll.

Lowell Kamanousa

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