100-Word Story: What I’m Grateful For

TFS Staff

The Forest Scout has launched a new series: 100-Word Stories. We plan to share 100  funny, poignant, memorable stories from the students, faculty, and staff of LFHS. Each story will be exactly 100 words.

This week we asked students to share what they’re feeling grateful about.

Sean Kupperman has loved the University of Miami his entire life. It’s senior year and college decisions are being released so it’s  a stressful time of the year for seniors, but Sean is grateful for getting into his dream college. He’s wanted to go there his entire life and now that he was accepted there, he will be a 5th generation student at Miami in his family. Growing up watching Miami sports and being from south Florida, getting accepted to the school is one of his biggest accomplishments, and he is beyond excited for what’s in store.

When junior Rocco Marsico gets home from school, the first thing he does is leash up his dog, Duke, and traverse around Lake Forest. Earlier this March, Rocco’s dog, a Bichon Frise mixed with Poodle, cut his right paw on broken glass. After attending a visit to the veterinarian’s office, Rocco was very pleased to hear that Duke needed just two days of recovery before he could be back joining Rocco on their adventures. Currently, it’s Rocco’s favorite way to stay active and get some fresh air. He’s very grateful he will have all spring to be out with Duke.

Senior Mark Basgall is especially grateful for his siblings. Being the youngest of four, his brother and sisters paved the way for him, and their learning experiences became important lessons for Mark. A D1 athlete playing hockey at Michigan State University, Mark’s older brother has always given him superb athletic advice. Mark knows that without Matt, it would’ve been harder to reach his goals in hockey. With academics, his two sisters have always been there for him: one, who was LFHS valedictorian in 2015, never hesitates to help with schoolwork,  despite living across the globe in Spain.