The Standard: My Senior Year


By Matteo Valencia ‘19

People tell you to live life to the fullest. At Brother Rice, I think I did that. I have gone to this place I call my second home for four short years. The reason it is short is because time flew by, and I hardly noticed until now. Whether it be the friends I made or the activities I participated in, I have done a lot.

It started freshman year; new life with new people and I got to work. The school grind was my priority for all of two seconds. I already was bored sitting in the lunchroom […]

The Standard: My Senior Year2019-05-15T22:40:23-05:00

The Standard: How Track Shaped My Life


By Matteo Valencia ‘19

I remember at the end of basketball season in eighth grade my coach came up to me and insisted I do track and field, specifically that I do shot put and discus. I didn’t think much of it and forgot about what he said for awhile.

A few months later, as a freshman at Brother Rice trying out for the basketball team, I made it to the end when they were announcing who made the team. They never called my name. I was a bit disappointed, but then I remember what my coach told me. The next day […]

The Standard: How Track Shaped My Life2019-02-18T15:02:01-06:00


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