By Danny Durkin ‘23

It feels just like yesterday my cousin was telling me how fun senior year will be, and he sure was right.

My last year here at Brother Rice was full of a lot of memories that I will never forget, from going to golf practice in the middle of August and hitting the balls at the range, to playing baseball in 40 degree weather in May. They were all awesome moments and memories that will last a lifetime.

Even if it was just talking with my friends in school, those laughs that we had were memories made. Some of these memories include walking into Mr. Dolan’s class and talking to Ryan Kenny and Nick Niego before class. We talked about who’s going to win March Madness and how amazing Ryan thought the Creighton basketball team was. Also, I talked to Amir Gray and Brendan Arnold about how the Indiana Hoosiers always beat up on the Purdue Boilermakers. These were unforgettable conversations that I will never forget.

By far, though, my favorite moment of my senior year was attending Kairos 161. I learned so much about myself and others and gained so many friendships with people I didn’t even know or talk to before going on this retreat.

While I am listing all the positives there were struggles throughout this year also.

At the beginning of this year, I decided I wanted to follow in Jacob Wizard’s footsteps and film the Crusader sporting events. It was a struggle at first while I was learning how to use the camera and unsure really what to do. I stuck with it, though, and with some help from people, I got the hang of it. From there, filming is what I decided I wanted to do. In college, I will learn more about this and hopefully film sporting events.

As my school days are coming to an end here at Brother Rice, I still have the second half of the baseball season to look forward to as we try to make a state championship run.

This baseball season has been full of a lot of ups and downs. We started the year off on a rocky start, but as of late, we have been playing some good baseball.

I have gained so many memories and friendships from playing baseball here, especially on the varsity level. It’s a blast going to practice and games every day competing with some of my best friends.

So as my senior year comes to a close, it’s great looking back on all the moments from this past year.  Brother Rice has taught me how to be a leader in school and out. I will always be thankful for the teachers, coaches and, most importantly, my friends.