Signing Off: One senior says farewell and thank you

As the Class of 2020 celebrates Baccalaureate Mass, Zach Carden reflects on his time as a Red Knight.


Jack Shields

Once a Red Knight, Always a Red Knight!

Dear BSM,

I have walked through your front doors for six years now. I have worn the Red Knight jersey for baseball, basketball, and football for six years. I have made countless memories and met my best friends in these last six years, and I cannot thank the Benilde-St. Margaret’s community enough for giving me the opportunity to grow and become who I am today in the past six years.

Thank you to every student, every teacher, every faculty member, and every parent who sacrificed to better our lives. The education we receive is top-notch, and the religious growth we experience is incomparable. BSM promotes growth in all aspects of life and pushes us to become well-rounded adults who are ready for the future.

Through the countless pep-fests, student sections, dances, and just every day in school, I have met some of my best friends. Friends, from all different aspects of life. Not just sports, not just friends from junior high––friends who are differently involved and have different interests. BSM brought us all together, brought us closer, and made our whole grade tight-knit.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s has been my home for six years, and to say I am sad to be leaving would be true. BSM has truly changed my life, and I wouldn’t be here without its community. However, I know that we will stay together no matter where we go. Through technology and the bond we all share, we will always be Red Knights.

Thank you to everyone.