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Brian McCarthy and Louisa Currie

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Emogen Kelly

Brian McCarthy and Louisa Currie, Sentry Staff Reporters

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When sophomore Brian McCarthy is not spending his free time doing his favorite activity, sleeping, you can catch him playing one of many sports. Between basketball, tennis and the school’s lacrosse team, McCarthy has his priorities straight. Dartmouth is the goal, and being a sports writer or editor is the dream. McCarthy is a friendly, down to earth guy who is easy to get to know.

Whether real or virtual, sports are big to McCarthy. The best gift he has ever received was a Wii for Christmas. Academics are also important to him. With three different sports, McCarthy has to balance all that with his school work and social life.

Writing is a strong point for him, but history is the class McCarthy enjoys the most. When McCarthy graduates high school, he hopes to go to his dream school, Dartmouth. After that, he hopes to pursue a career in sports journalism, which will incorporate his two favorite things.

“I joined The Sentry because I’ve always kind of been good at writing for school. I have also always been better at it than other people in my class and I like writing,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy will be a great addition to the staff. His favorite animal is a golden retriever which falls under the category of best animals ever, dogs. This clearly shows he is a well rounded and great person. He was quick to answer who his role model is.

“My dad is my role model because he’s always there for me and helps me out with homework when I need that, and I can talk to him if I have a problem and he’s always there for me,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy’s favorite vacation was going to Seattle for a cousin’s wedding because he got to see his family and hangout. Traveling is something McCarthy clearly is passionate about and wants to do more of in the future, or if the opportunity came.

“If I won a million dollars I would probably invest half of it and use the other half to travel. I would travel to Europe probably. Germany, or England or Ireland,” McCarthy said.

After all his excursions McCarthy wants to settle in Cape Cod and live there as an adult. Sitting on his back porch overlooking a beautiful body of water in the small town of Cape Cod while avidly writing for his new up and coming column in the one and only Sports Illustrated is McCarthy’s dream future. On top of all of this McCarthy would have the superpower to be invisible, because let’s face it, when everyone grows up they still want some awesome power.

When asked to describe himself in three words McCarthy could only think of two, however, two very admirable ones.

“To describe myself in three words I would say I’m smart, dedicated, and I don’t really know,” McCarthy said.

This sophomore with big aspirations and dedication to The Sentry can be expected to do great things for the paper this upcoming year. Be on the lookout for new quality articles with McCarthy written under them.

 

 

Junior Louisa Currie is beginning her second year as a reporter for The Yorktown Sentry. She first joined The Sentry because of her older siblings and her love of writing. Outside of writing, she plays for the junior varsity field hockey team and is also a member of the crew team. Currie describes herself as “fun, nice and caring.” While she admits that she may come off as an introvert at first, once one gets to know her she is, in fact, very friendly.

Currie is looking at many different options for college, and while she has yet to decide on a school, she is pretty sure about what she wants to study once she gets there.

“I think I want to study international relations, I find that stuff really interesting and I really want to travel when I’m older,” Currie said.

One thing you will not see her studying is any form of science, as it is her least favorite subject.

In her free time, Currie enjoys watching her favorite TV shows Friends , Psych or her favorite movie, Safe Haven. She also likes to spend time with her pet labradoodle, Felix. When asked where she wanted to travel, she had a clear destination in mind.

“Australia… because it’s really pretty and I love the beach and going to the beach there would be really cool,” Currie said.

While she has a plan for her dream vacation, she is also prepared in the event that things go wrong. If she were stranded on a desert island for the rest of her life and was only able to bring three things with her, she would bring a surfboard, a friend and her dog.

One thing is for sure, Currie is an extremely talented reporter, and The Sentry is lucky that she is part of its staff.

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