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Senior goodbye: Connell Palasky


Dear Carroll, 

Thank you for everything you provided me with for the past 4 years. Looking back on freshman year, I remember my first day of school at Carroll. I made a couple of friends but it was hard to get to know people due to everyone having to wear masks and social distance. It was a very weird environment to have to cope with, having to go into school every other day but I knew I had to make the best of it. Looking back on it all now, I am so glad I chose to attend Carroll for high school because of all the friends and memories I have made. 

Next, I would like to thank Carroll Golf and especially Coach Waldmann for everything I have been given. To this day, I remember my first match sophomore year against LaSalle at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. I was beyond nervous before this match because this was the first time in my life that I was playing golf at a competitive level. I played terribly but despite that, I was able to keep my head high all because of Coach Waldmann. He guided me throughout the day, giving me tips and tricks on how to improve my game. Over my 3 years playing golf for Carroll, I have improved exponentially, and I give all credit to coach. He would always go out of his way to help me improve my game on the course but is even helping me beyond high school with connctions for my future. 

Lastly, the piece of advice I would like to give to the underclassmen is to get involved as much as possible. This is the time to branch out and explore your options to find what you can and can’t do. Who cares what people think about you. I learned this lesson too late and it made me realize that it shouldn’t matter in life because once you leave high school, none of that will matter. The only thing that matters in high school is what you make of it. If you choose to be a follower and shadow in other people’s lives, then you are not living to your full potential. 

With that being said, thank you Archbishop Carroll for everything you have offered to me the last 4 years. It will not be the same waking up every morning and coming to school seeing all of my friends and teachers. My passion for Engineering all started because of the class you had to offer for me.


    Connell Palasky

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