Tom was my third senior of the class of 2020 meeting me in early September. I had previously worked with him briefly during a prom session, so it was nice to see his face again and ask how junior prom went!
I honestly have to give some huge kudos to parenting with some of my male seniors this year. These young men were so polite, so kind and so respectful. Soft spoken, hard working, driven and motivated. The 2020 seniors are going to be forces to be reckoned with when they're loose on the world.
He's a senior at Coyle Cassidy High School this year, and is looking at several colleges for the fall. There was Saint Anselm in Boston, Stonehill in Easton, and then there was a college in Ohio and one in the DC area that mom said we weren't discussing due to distance. ;)
He hopes to major in secondary education and theology. I have heard some of the most interesting majors from this years' seniors. I'm sure by this point, he's applied to colleges. I'm unsure if he's heard from anyone (I mean, I'm sure he has! I just haven't heard) and if any final decision has been made on where he'll attend in the fall. I love keeping up with seniors and have been celebrating all winter as seniors I've worked with have been getting acceptance letters from all over New England. This year's seniors seem to be staying fairly close to home and I haven't heard of anyone accepting any out of state offers yet.
Tom wore this great hat to his session. Mom said Grandma was insistent she wanted some without the hat, so we were respectful of that, but I loved the hat! He wore it well and we had a little bit of fun with it!
Thomas is also in drama club and a part of student council. Mom said he's always running, always with something to do. He's connected to a few other seniors I worked with this year, even though he was one of the first, so it was nice that all fall, my conversations with other seniors kept looping back to Thomas. I heard nothing but good things from absolutely everyone, so don't worry Thomas!
I really do enjoy working with seniors, and the more I think about it, I think they're my favorite sessions to do. Seniors are full of energy, full of ambition. They have their whole lives ahead of them. They laugh a lot. Plus, they're way easier than say, a 5 year old to get to sit still while you snap some pictures. Although chasing 5 year olds is it's own set of fun. ;)
I hope Thomas is having a great senior year. If you're reading, Tom, or anyone has any updates on him, I'd love to know how his college acceptance is going, or if he's made any final decisions!