Where Are They Now?: Pat Murtha Class of 15′

Fran Piper , Writer

As this school year begins, not everyone knows where the road of life is going to take them and where they’ll end up after graduation. For whatever reason, at whichever time, and any location- no one knows what the future holds. Some of us will move on to college, a factory job, move states away, or do whatever someone’s heart desires. Our experiences along the way can affect us positively or negatively, however well we deal with the consistent changes of everyday life after high school.

The main focus is a graduate from the class of 2015, Patrick Murtha, who had moved three states away to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for a summer. It started with a much needed vacation to the global hot spot and it ended with a desire to live in what Murtha calls paradise.


“If there is any advice I can give to the underclassmen, it would be to find what you love and go for it. Whoever tells you that the dentists and doctors are the happiest because they make the most- they are wrong. Go for what your heart and soul wants, not your pocket. My mom told me to go to the beach if that’s what I wanted and that’s what I did. I scrubbed three story vacation houses from top to bottom and work in an overly busy restaurant to get by, and it was worth it. If you want to live at the beach or in the mountains, don’t let anyone ever stop you. Life should never demand you, you must demand it,” Murtha said with confidence.

Patrick is a fantastic example that you don’t have to jump into a four year college right after graduation, you don’t have to know what you want to do with the rest of your life, and that sometimes in order to find yourself you have to get lost for a little while.pmurt