Carver Center’s Icons: A Profile on Thomas Armstrong

Since the creation of this haven named Carver Center, its inhabitants have been blessed with many an icon. Someone to look to in dire times, to remind us of the great legacy of the Wildcat. Belt boy, former assistant principal Mr. O’Brien, current principal Karen “the hologram” Steele, Wesley, the like. These names ring through the great halls, reverberating through the commons, and echoing in the pools on top of the roof, never to be forgotten. But as more revered senior classes reach the end of their time at this school, so rises the worry that the recurrence of heroes will die along with them.

But from the ashes of a steady legacy, a phoenix is born.

“Who is even is that?” you may ask, “I’ve literally never heard of him”, you say. Thomas Armstrong. An icon. Or, should I say, a soon to be icon, as most junior Literary students know him.

A seemingly regular high school student, Thomas is slowly, but surely making a name for himself at our beloved Center for Arts and Technology. Originally hailing from Owings Mills, Armstrong graced our commons with a chewed pencil, Black Panther sweatshirt, and a mission. Barely a month after his Carverization* alone, he has proved himself worthy by eliminating the oppressive Stairs Law through his riveting essay on why it served no use. Though this is only one case. Will he ever live up to the legendary status of Belt Boy? The notoriety of Ms. Steele? We can only wait and find out.

When speaking to Thomas, he denied attempting to become our next hero, citing that he’s “just here for the vibes”, and because his twin brother is here.

I have reached out to this so called “twin” and have yet to receive a comment.

*A ritual all Carver students must go through to be fully accepted as a member of the community.