Seniors say goodbye to siblings

By Payton Brooks and Ellie Lybarger, staff writers

The graduating seniors are passing down years of memories as they begin their adult lives, but some of them also leaving something more familiar at Saegertown: their younger siblings.

“It’s comforting being able to walk through the halls and see a familiar face. It’s like having a little bit of my house at school with me,” sophomore Scout Van Cise said. Her brother Cy Van Cise will begin commuting to Fortis Institute in Erie to pursue a career in construction management after graduation.

Similarly, junior Jude Mattocks will miss the familiarity of seeing his older brother for his last year of school.

“It’s great that I get to see him 24/7. We share a lot of things, and I love being around Peter,” he said. The two have five other siblings, and have been at Saegertown for the past six years.

“I’ll miss him talking to me and playing volleyball with me,” said youngest brother, freshman Ezra Mattocks. Peter played soccer with Jude and volleyball with Ezra, but will be playing soccer at Westminster College after high school.

In the Arblaster family, senior Steve is going to have to adjust to life without his sisters.

“I’ll have to start doing a lot more work, and we won’t have any more inside jokes,” said Steve. His younger sister Stefanie will miss his humor when he heads off to Malone University for biblical theology to become a pastor. “Sometimes he gets annoying because we have like two classes together,” Stefanie said.

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