Maryanne Hartwell is a junior at Bishop Carroll High School where she plays for the varsity volleyball team. Hartwell has played the sport competitively for eight years. She has been on the Community Leadership Team for the last two years at Bishop Carroll. Leadership is something Hartwell practices every day.
“I use my leadership position at Carroll to be a teammate off the court, always flashing smiles in the halls and at practice. I like to encourage my classmates to participate in things we organize at school that allow them to help others, grow within themselves, and make new friends. This year, I am encouraging the freshmen in my House not to be afraid to do hard things in high school. For a lot of different people, that means many different things, but they know they have someone in their corner at Bishop Carroll.
During this time that can be very isolating, I try to push the point on myself and those around me that there is no reason to not make an effort to be friendly with everyone. It is the little things,” said Hartwell.
Returning to school and to the team she loves was a big moment for Hartwell.
“I couldn’t wait to get back to school and volleyball. Bishop Carroll is my home away from home during this time of year, and long busy days on campus are my absolute favorite days. It is all going so fast and I wish this year wasn’t so different, but I am very grateful for the opportunities I have still been given to compete and to learn here at BC, “said Hartwell. “My favorite thing about my team is that we all have shared values and personal relationships outside of volleyball. These amazing girls are my best friends. We have so much fun together wherever we are. We make one another better on and off the court and Driving Change Athlete of the Month: Maryanne Hartwell Maryanne Hartwell are each other’s biggest fans. The seniors, especially, have had such a large impact on my life and I’m trying to cherish every moment I get with them this year.”
After graduating, Hartwell would like to attend college and major in History or English.
“My hope is to go to law school after that. I am currently undecided on where I want to attend college yet and whether or not I will continue to play volleyball competitively after I graduate,” said Hartwell.