Ciera Chandler: Senior memory

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Ciera Chandler

These last four years have been a bumpy road, as there were some good times and there were some bad times. No experience is perfect, and this one surely wasn’t.

Coming to Carroll, I had so many expectations, like the secret basement, the pool on the fifth floor, and the amazing lunch I once had when I shadowed in 8th grade. None of those seem to be true, sadly, but you never know what you’re going to truly get out of something until you have experienced it for yourself.

In the end, I’m so glad I finished my high school career at Carroll because if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have experienced the most life-changing thing that has ever happened to me, Kairos. Kairos has changed my life tremendously in so many ways I can’t even describe, but I’ll do my best to do so.

At the start of Kairos, I was such a Debbie Downer. I didn’t even want to be there, in the heat, in the summertime, with a bunch of people I didn’t know. I honestly thought I was joining a cult and that I was going to come back brainwashed, like how I thought the seniors from the Class of 2019 were. Kairos didn’t brainwash me, but it did help me click the restart button and I started seeing things in a way I didn’t before. It made me want to get involved this year in not only the faith life, but also the Carroll community and I wish I had done these things sooner in my high school career because in this journey I have built everlasting relationships with people that I now call family. I am glad I went to Kairos XCIX because it helped start off the best and most memorable year of high school.