“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it has become a memory”

Graduation year  has been such an impacting year, complete with cramming studies in preparation for University, going through the selection process to apply for university/college, completing the required applications and then making that all-important decision as to what University to attend and what to study!  Add to all of those challenges the traditions and events that go along with being a senior; Prom and Graduation, and it is a year of overwhelming emotions.

The Journey Forward

My years at Madawaska Valley District High School (MVDHS) have been incredible.  I have enjoyed every minute of my high school experience.  Playing sports; basketball, volleyball, track and field and badminton have taught me teamwork, how to win and lose gracefully and how important it is to learn time management and prioritization.  My music was also an important part of my high school life!

Prom was everything I always thought it would be and more!  From the moment planning started until the conclusion of the evening’s event it was incredible.  Prom was held June 9th at Spectacle Lake Lodge.  It was a gorgeous day and the backdrop of the venue was breathtaking.  Special thanks to my date, Nolan for making it even more special.

My Senior Prom with Nolan

Prom Memories with Special Friends

The food served at the buffet was absolutely amazing and it gave us the unique opportunity to socialize and reminisce with our fellow grads and friends.  The Prom committee worked very hard to ensure that our 2017 Graduation Class Prom was a memory to cherish.  Special thanks to my beautiful and talented sister Anna DeCarle and local photographer Sebastian Hudder for capturing our Prom memories in some very special photos.

My beautiful sister Anna captured our Prom photos

Prom is of course followed closely with final exams; those last high school cramming sessions and then the emotional next step;  GRADUATION.


Graduation was an emotional evening as we remembered days spent at Madawaska District High School.  The years I have spent in these hallways have left me with memories; some that make me laugh, some that make me tearful, but all have helped to mold me into the person I am today.

Thanks Mom!

My family and friends have been my greatest support throughout my high school days and have quietly encouraged me and always helped me to believe in myself.  The teachers at MVDHS are so wise, caring and supportive.  They ensure we have the tools required to succeed in the next chapter of our lives.

We did it together!

I was honoured to be awarded the Marie Bloskie Memorial Award; recognizing a student that best demonstrates living their live according to the beatitudes and in addition was awarded the top mark in my guitar music class.  Both accomplishments that I am extremely proud of.

It was bittersweet for our graduation class knowing that this would be the last time we would all be together and seeing each individual walk across the stage and realize how much we have all grown since we first entered the doors as “Minor niners” was impacting.

I am so proud of everything the MVDHS Graduating class of 2017 accomplished and I know each and every one of us will go out and make a positive impact on the world in our chosen fields.

MVDHS Graduate 2017

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are!” 

Goodbye to the halls of MVDHS, I have treasured my time in your hallowed halls but now I am ready to venture forward and see what life has in store for me!

The Ending of an Era and the Beginning of the Next!



Till next time,


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3 Responses to The End of an ERA

  1. avatar Becky says:

    Wishing you all the best as you move on to the next chapter of your life! Love you. ❤️

  2. avatar SMOJoe says:

    Wow. You’re a natural huh? Where did you learn to blog like this? You have style already

  3. avatar Patti Dillabough says:

    I LOVE the pictures in this blog. The final one of you waving in the school hallway is captivating and should be on a Graduation Greeting card. Proud of you! We know you will do great things as you venture forward in your chosen career! xo

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