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Here's To Gaige

Shipbuilders Strong | The Morse High School Class of 2020 For Real.

“I was looking forward to one last lacrosse season,” says Gaige, a graduating senior at Morse High School this spring.

When sports were canceled, all the spring athletes felt this tremendous sense of loss and unbalance. Planning to spend every day with teammates over the next few months, and then suddenly not being able to see friends or go to school was quite a blow to spring semester Seniors of the Class of 2020.

To stay busy this spring Gaige has been playing at the field and trying to learn a backflip.

In true form, Gaige is accomplishing his goal of learning to do a back flip.

What Gaige will miss most about being a Shipbuilder is “representing blue and white everywhere I go.” Morse has a powerful pull over its community, and wearing the blue and the white is something most Shipbuilders do not take for granted, regardless of global pandemics and quarantines.

“The thing that I'll miss most about the high school building is The Pit. I've made so many memories in that place, and even though it's a smelly cave, it's home to me." A standout wrestler as well as a lacrosse player, Gaige is very familiar with the smelly-cave factor of The Pit! It certainly has it's own magic though and is one of the most distinctive places in the old 826 High Street building.

His future? Gaige plans to join the military to serve the country. As he turns 18 today, this goal will be fulfilled quite soon, I'm certain. An honorable and kind young man, he definitely will accomplish this, and any other goals he sets in life. Gaige is one of the kindest and hardest working young men I have had the pleasure of cheering for and photographing over the years.

Here's to You, Gaige. Thank you for allowing me to be on the sidelines of your story.

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Joe Swain
Joe Swain

It's been an honor to see you go from being a little kid at PES to a well rounded young man. Good luck in all you do in the future. Congratulations!!!

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