Class of 2020: Robbie Escalara

By: Ms. Raven Baytops, College Counseling
Robert "Robbie" Escalera joined Cape Henry this past year for his senior year. While others may struggle to join a new environment where people have known each other for the last four years, Robbie quickly assimilated into our community. His proactive and positive attitude helped him connect with teachers, peers, and create a memorable final year of high school. While looking toward his next chapter, Robbie's advice to his brothers is to get out of their comfort zone early in high school by trying new sports or clubs and don't hold back.

A lifetime lacrosse player, Robbie cherishes the bonds he made with teammates over the years and was happy to know some of CHC players before he started. Although he looked forward to sharing his talents and finding his role on the lacrosse team in the spring, Robbie found other ways to engage. "In my short time at Cape Henry, my favorite memories were the basketball games, especially the TCIS final and attending states for swimming." Robbie was a member of the Dolphins varsity swim team where he swam the 200 medley and contributed to the senior leadership along with Addison Cox and Sam Stanton.

Throughout high school, Robbie's interests revolved around history and government. He enjoys discussions around current affairs, learning others' perspectives on the issues, and creating solutions to real-world problems. Next year, Robbie will be attending Loyola University Maryland, where he would like to pursue a major in political science. Over the next four years, Robbie hopes to be more politically involved, continue to explore his faith, join the Association for Latin American & Spanish Students organization, and explore his new Baltimore backyard.

Robbie Escalera's transition to Cape Henry is a glimpse of how he will approach life at the Loyola University of Maryland and beyond. We can't wait to see what he accomplishes in his next chapter.
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