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Senior goodbye: Olivia Myers

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To my parents, friends, teachers, and Carroll staff, thank you for helping guide me to become the person I am today and get me to the place that I am in now, right before college. I can confidently say that I feel prepared for the college world, and life after high school. Although I did not start my high school years at Archbishop Carroll, I am so thankful that I got to end it here. 

Everyone says that your high school years are the best four years of your life and I did not believe this when I first started out as a freshman. I started high school at a public school and quickly realized that the environment was not for me. I made the switch to Carroll with the help of my parents at the beginning of my sophomore year. I was hesitant at first due to the fact that I did not know anyone except my cousin Laura, who was a senior at the time. Laura helped calm my nerves on the drive to school and talked to me about all of the fun and important senior events that I had to look forward to. By the time sophomore year ended, I knew this was the right place for me. I had made so many friends and great connections with my teachers. Two important bonds I had formed with the Carroll staff that year were with Mr. Fryberger and Mrs. Cahill. I want to thank them for not only helping me with schoolwork but taking the time to have real-life conversations with me, even if it had nothing to do with school. 

When I arrived at school on the first day of senior year, I was so happy to see all of my friends and classmates that I hadn’t gotten to see over the summer. Although it is coming to an end, so far my senior year has been amazing. I have had the privilege of expanding my social life as well as my education. I have become closer to my faith and relationship with God in general. All of this is thanks to Archbishop Carroll and its community. I am forever grateful to have spent my high school years in a place so welcoming and “perfect” for me.  Each of my teachers and friends from Carroll holds a special place in my heart that I will carry with me for a lifetime. I have made so many memories at Carroll; good, bad, and in between. I am sad to graduate, but I am thankful that I get to do it with my class of 2024 and I am already looking forward to the high school reunion! Thank you Carroll for the best four years! 

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