By Luke Drew ‘24

There is a line in one of my favorite movies that says, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” I never knew what Ferris Bueller meant until I started my senior year of high school.

My freshman year, I played football; I started to fall out of the sport I loved and decided to quit. Junior year winter rolled around and workouts started. My friend, Mac Murzyn, was a main factor in persuading me to join football again.

Looking back on all the long and dreadful workouts, I never knew how much it made me stronger or how much fun I had. One memory that stood out to me was when I first put on that jersey since freshman year. Walking onto the Main South field in the first game of the season, there was a slight moment where everything went silent, and I was just mesmerized by the Friday night lights.

The relationships I have built while playing football, baseball, and rugby will last a lifetime. Joining football again and joining rugby were both highlights of my senior year.

I haven’t had this much fun with my friends ever in my life as my senior year. My friend group brings out the best in me. There are too many to name, but these guys mean the world to me.

Two of my favorite classes this year are financial literacy and anatomy. Principal Alberts was my teacher and, I know what you’re thinking: “That must stink having the principal as your teacher.” You are completely wrong.

Mr. Alberts is one of the main reasons why Brother Rice is so special. His sense of humor brightens everyone’s day, and the advice he gave me inspired me to pursue a career in business or finance.

Some advice I would give to the younger kids is don’t worry about what others think; just be yourself, and people will see who you really are. Also, if you’re passionate about one particular thing, go chase it. At Brother Rice, you will find your people, your sport or club, your passion, and maybe even yourself.

In the fall of 2019, I made the best decision of my life by choosing Brother Rice. I cannot believe I am about to graduate high school. Brother Rice is a place where you can be whoever you want. Brother Rice is a place to find your people. Brother Rice is a place to be yourself.

Once a Crusader, always a Crusader.