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Senior goodbye: William Englert


Dear Mr. Darrohn, 

As my four years at Carroll are coming to an end, I wanted to express my gratitude to the teacher who has impacted my high school career the most. You’ve helped me develop a skill and talent that I didn’t know I had when I first met you, but now I hold onto memorable experiences that vastly changed my musical abilities. You encouraged me when I was ready to give up, and challenged me to be my best self.  I want to recognize the lessons and journey you mentored me through as it taught me so much about myself. 

Beginning freshman year, you taught me my first notes on a saxophone, encouraged me to join jazz band, and believed in my potential to showcase my talent. I always remember you saying that I could perform as well as prior students, and hopefully, I achieved those expectations. Going into my sophomore year, you helped me transition to also learning how to play tenor saxophone. In my junior year, seeing your happiness when you shared the news I was selected to be in All-Catholic concert band made the achievement even more special. Going to Hershey that same year and winning a solo award was a great accomplishment for me as well, but that was dedicated to you. The performance captured all the lessons you provided me to get to that point. As for Senior year, although I came up short in a few areas, I still felt like I had a great year. In my opinion, this was the best group of individuals in the band to share my sound with since coming to Carroll, and there were great song choices to make it the best spring concert in four years. 

Finally, I want to thank you for the lessons during the school year and over the summer months. As the last class of the day, you always made jokes that put a smile on my face. I always enjoyed the positivity, and your constructive feedback inspired me to perform better. There are many things I will truly miss at Carroll, but not going to band every day is what I will miss most especially. 



          Bill Englert

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