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Class of 2022 Senior Reflection by Joseph Bilella ’22

Posted June 21st, 2022

Class of 2022 Senior Reflection
By Joseph Bilella ’22

We have called the last two years uncertain times, times of great hardship, great difficulty, great struggle, but we can say that about our entire time at the Prep. We all have struggled in our own ways but we all must realize that it is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are, It does not matter if we do not reach our ultimate goal. The effort yields its own rewards. These endeavors have shown us that through the experience of trial and suffering, that the ties that bind us only grow stronger. We are continuously endeavoring to do great, making mistakes, of course like all living things, but we learn from our mistakes and work together to change. Put our achievements against our failings throughout the whole of our time at the Prep. The good in the hermit brotherhood will always shine through. Through all, the Brotherhood endures.

Class of 2022 Senior Reflection

Joseph Bilella ’22 with his diploma.

We must always look back on our past endeavors with pride at what we have overcome and accomplished and we should also look forward to what we hope to do. However, we also must remember to seize the time. We must live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again. Now we can make the greatest impact on those around us and ourselves. Now we can make a dramatic reshaping of ourselves. We will consistently prove ourselves anew against fresh obstacles. We will continue to seek the truth whether it be a scientific truth, historical truth, or personal truth. So as we look back on the past and reach out toward the future, we can say that our future is certain.

Joseph will be attending George Washington University in the fall.

Class of 2022 Senior Reflection

Fr. Murray, Head of School, with Joseph Bilella ’22 and Corbin Menz-Gentzow ’22.