By Danny Reardon ‘19

Senior year.

The year in young adults’ lives, famous in movies, TV shows, music videos, and much more. There are senior nights, graduation, prom, picking your college, and so much more.

So, to all the underclassmen, these are some tips to help you get through the best, and sometimes worst, year of your life.

Senior year goes by FAST! Seriously, you thought the last 3 years flew by; wait till you a senior. Take in every game, every day, every memory, EVERYTHING. You cannot let anything go by –  join that club, try that sport, go to that event.

Next is to just try. Yes, it’s senior year and you’re accepted to your colleges, but still try.

The famed “senioritis” is a real thing. However, you can’t completely give up. If you don’t do some homework, it’s fine; enjoy your time. But on finals and tests don’t blow it off.

Finally, cherish every memory you can with the boys. You will keep in touch, but ultimately you will fade out once college gets into full swing.

The year goes by fast, so cherish every moment possible.

In the end, high school flew by for me. There were happy moments and also moments of extreme stress and hardships, but I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.

Brother Rice is a special place and you only get to enjoy it for four years. Senior year will be the most fun time of your life.

The teachers, staff, and everyone in between care about you and want you to succeed. However, it all comes down to you and how you will take advantage of your short time in this special place.

So enjoy what you have to come, it’s going to be a fun ride. And remember….

Once a Crusader, always a Crusader.