A native of Quebec, Canada, Carter Bowers was a teammate on a club football team in Canada with Tyler Grochot ’18, and followed him to Saint James after Tyler had a successful first year on campus.
“The opportunity to come to the U.S. and get a private education is just crazy to me,” Carter said. “To have the opportunity to go to school with international students, and to say some of my best friends are from Korea or Africa is just mind-blowing.”
Carter feels grateful for the growth he’s made since starting at Saint James his third form year.
“I’m proud of my growth into becoming a prefect and a significant member of the community, and becoming that person that I looked up to when I was in third form,” he said.
In addition to serving as a prefect, Carter was a lineman on the Saints football team and tried stage crew for the first time this year.
“I would never have done that at my previous school; it was strictly athletics,” he said. “But I’ve learned to broaden my interests.”
At Commencement, Carter received the Mary Latrobe Onderdonk Memorial Prize for Sound School Citizenship.
Carter will attend Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada next year, where he will play football and study biochemistry. He is considering a career in pharmacy. Carter said he will most miss how close everyone is with each other.
“I like the seated meals because you get to meet new people and have conversations with second formers,” he said. “In public school, you wouldn’t talk to an 8th grader as a senior.”
Carter’s advice for new students is to take advantage of new opportunities.
“Get involved; try new things when you’re young and that will set you up for success,” he said.