By Seamus Hanley ‘24

Worth it. That’s how I would describe my time at Brother Rice.

Just recently, I was asked by a friend, “What would you have done differently with your time?” I have few regrets in my time here, but here is some advice to the next generation of future crusaders.

First of all, do your homework. It is important to do your homework. My first year at Brother Rice was hell because I thought I was too good to do classwork and homework.

Secondly, talk to everyone. Whether you want to be friends with them or not, everyone in your class can help you with something.

Lastly, the most important piece of advice I can leave future Crusaders is to get involved.

Play a sport, join a club, be a part of your community. Do something that will make you stand out from others during your time in high school.

When I was in eighth grade, we read a book called The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.

I challenge the future Crusaders to think of five people who seriously impacted their lives, and to redo it when they are done with Brother Rice. I can guarantee that most of those people will be people you met at Brother Rice.