Frankie Pavone ‘20 will never forget the grit and determination the Serra Varsity Football team displayed the summer before his senior year.
“We had to work so hard to prove to the WCAL that we were underrated coming into the season. The whole team gave it their all,” he said. “It was the most painful, but it was definitely the most rewarding summer of my life.”
Frankie wasn’t sure he would play his senior year, but his friends encouraged him to and it proved to be one the best decisions he made.
“So many memories were created that I will never forget,” he said. “The coaches and spirit of Serra makes football more than just a game.”
Frankie played football his freshman and senior years and ran track and field junior year. A member of Encounter, Frankie led K27 his senior year, and went on the immersion trip last summer.
This fall, Frankie hopes to study accounting, but is still trying to decide where he will go. He is deciding between Gonzaga, Chapman and CSUF.
No matter where he goes, he knows he is heading there armed with some pretty incredible qualities, including many he learned at Serra.
“Serra has taught me so much in terms of moving on and living in the present moment,” he said. “Serra taught me the importance of being a leader and being accountable for my mistakes. Also, being at Serra these four years has taught me the most important lesson of being who I am, and not to change who you are for anything or anyone.”
His supportive family has also had an enormous influence on the man Frankie is today.
“I would like to thank my family for being such a big impact in my life and being able to work hard in order for me to go to a great school like Serra,” he said. “I want to thank my dad for working so hard for the family and my mom for always pushing me. I would also like to thank my brothers Sal, Gino and Paolo, for being such great role models for different things and for being there for me when I need them.”
One of his leading quotes is by Douglas Adams is “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
We can’t wait to see where you end up, Frankie! We know you will do great! Congratulations!