Senior column: Mitch Sundquist — “I’m very grateful for the time I’ve spent here, and I will miss every second of it.”

Mitch Sundquist, Staff Writer

Throughout my four years at Blue Valley, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet an abundance of people who have affected my life. And since it would take far too much time and energy to personally thank all of them, I’ve decided to do that here.
My parents have always been the biggest influence in my life. They’ve given me advice to live by and have prepared me for the world I’m about to enter. Without my parents, I would be completely lost. I’d like to thank them for always being there for me and always supporting my decisions, no matter what they are.
My friends have provided me with memories that will last a lifetime. They have supported me in all of my endeavours, and I could never begin to explain how much they mean to me. One of the things I will miss the most is looking up into the bleachers during a basketball game and seeing all of them there. I’d like to thank them for their unwavering support and for all of the great times we have had.
The basketball staff at BV has had an incredible impact on my life. Coaches Chris Hansen, Tim Mulvany, Gary Lindsay, Brian Mowry and Kyle Braden have all taught me numerous life lessons.
Most importantly, they have taught me to be a man with integrity, and how to hold myself accountable for my actions. I’d like to thank them for those lessons and for giving me the opportunity to play the game of basketball.
In the fall, I will be able to call myself a college basketball player. It’s something I’ve dreamed of since I was a child shooting baskets in my driveway, barely having the strength to get the ball to the rim.
The only one I have to thank for this is God. He has blessed me with amazing opportunities and abilities some people only dream of. He has worked incredible miracles in my life, and I will continue to give all of my glory to Him, as I have done in the past.
I’ve been blessed to have some great experiences and great opportunities in my four years here. I’ve also learned some valuable lessons that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life. I’m very grateful for the time I’ve spent here, and I will miss every second of it.