The Morse High School Class of 2020 | For Real.
“Playing my last season of baseball as a Shipbuilder.”
This is what Cal was looking forward to most this Spring as a Senior at Morse High School in Bath, Maine.
Baseball, and all Maine spring sports, got benched this spring due to the Coronavirus and stay at home orders. Cal, like many of his classmates, was looking forward to leaving school early on sunny afternoons for away games, enjoying time with his team, playing his favorite sport. Having played baseball most of his life, his favorite memory of playing for Morse was when he broke out of his slump junior year, with a stand up double.
A bittersweet experience for certain, you can see the joy he gets from just being on the field, even alone. Standing at his Short Stop position, Cal appreciates these solitary moments on his empty field. His playing days won't end at Morse, however. Cal will pick up his baseball career next year as a Beaver, having committed to University of Maine Farmington, where he plans to study Community Health..
About being a Shipbuilder, Cal comments “I will miss how connected everything was, I don’t think there was a kid in the school that I, at least, didn’t know the name of, before this year.” Cal's connection to fellow Shipbuilders is a common theme among this Class of 2020. 'The Pit' is another as Cal agrees it is the part of the Morse High School at 826 High Street he will miss the most.
When providing advice for Underclassmen, Cal suggests they respect their elders, the Upperclassmen, of Morse. One positive thing he has gained from this time away from Morse, and from Baseball, is “to not take anything for granted.”
I have much confidence that now, and in future endeavors, Cal will appreciate life's moments as they unfold, holding on to the memories just a little bit tighter.
Here's To You, Cal. Thank you for allowing me to help share your story.