A heavily involved member both inside and outside of the EHS community, Carter Lowell reflects on his time in various activities and clubs such as Drumline, and Academic Team, as well as personal passions such as scouting, golfing, and skiing. He plans to attend Penn State to pursue Architectural Engineering in the fall.
Stinger: What has stood out to you the most about the past 4 years?
Lowell: All the activities I’ve been involved in, and all the friends I’ve made. I’ve been involved in various music activities and Boy Scouts, and those have really made me grow as a person.
Stinger: What other activities have you been involved with?
Lowell: So at school I’ve been involved with the Math Team, the TSA Engineering Team, Academic Team, and outside of school I’ve been involved with Boy Scouts and earned my Eagle Scout.
Stinger: What did you do for your Eagle Scout Project?
Lowell: I earned it last year, and for that I had to earn twenty one merit badges, and for my project I went to a playground at a church, and I basically made it better. I added benches, I fixed the fencing, fixed the equipment, stuff like that.
Stinger: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned through your involvement?
Lowell: I’d say it’s the friendships that I’ve made. It’s helped me to make connections with a wide variety of people, and it’s also just taught me a lot of things.
Stinger: Do you feel as though you’ve changed over the 4 years?
Lowell: Yes definitely, I think I’ve become more outgoing and just a better person in general. I’ve worked harder at school as the years have gone on, I’ve gotten better at studying [and] being more prepared.
Stinger: What would you say to your freshman self?
Lowell: I’d say to not sweat the small things that happen. If you get a bad grade on a test, don’t worry about it, it won’t matter too much in the long run, just learn from it, you’ll become a better person.
Stinger: What are your plans for the fall?
Lowell: I am going to Penn State and studying Architectural engineering.
Stinger: What are you looking forward to most about it?
Lowell: In college I’m looking forward to getting involved in all sorts of activities and just continuing to become more educated about the world.
Stinger: Do you plan to continue with music?
Lowell: I think in some capacity I’d like to continue drumming.
Stinger: What drew you initially toward drumming? When did you start?
Lowell: I started in fourth grade, and I just joined the percussion section. It’s always clicked with me and I’ve always had a good time.
Stinger: What is your favorite part of Drumline?
Lowell: All the people are very fun. They are great guys, and I’ve become a way better musician as the seasons have gone on.
Stinger: Are you worried about anything for the fall?
Lowell: I really hope that we are able to actually go to campus in person.
Stinger: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Lowell: Hopefully I’ll have my degree by then. [I hope to] have a stable job and a stable life and give back to the community.
Stinger: Do you have any hobbies or passions you want to continue with?
Lowell: I’d like to continue what I’ve been doing, like drumming, and I’d like to continue staying active with golfing and skiing. I played on the EHS Golf Team for a couple years, and now I just golf and ski for fun.
Stinger: What will you miss about the community?
Lowell: I’ll miss EHS, because I’ve had so many good memories from this place, and I’ll miss all the people around.