Parker Osth

Parker+Osth

Jack Sabo, Staff Writer

Senior Parker Osth has a poignant parting message to underclassmen: life is about paying attention.

When asked to unpack the meaning behind his words of wisdom, Parker explained, “I just think so much of life is missed because we are too worried about the future – I wish someone had told me to just be present and live in the moment before I started at Central.”

Parker will be attending Pennsylvania State University in the fall, where he plans to major in Architectural Design. Parker is following in his father’s footsteps, and he hopes to one day manage his own architectural firm.

Parker recently finished his Senior Thesis as part of the Brother David S. Baginski, FSC Scholars Program.

Parker’s project focused on the interplay between history and economics to better understand modern-day consumerism.

Parker’s senior Scholars’ trip to Philadelphia was one of his fondest memories at Central Catholic, as he reflects, “With our entire junior year essentially ruined by COVID, it was great to get to travel again this past fall.”

For Parker, the comradery and brotherhood of the Scholars Program was a key aspect of his high school experience at Central.

Parker is the Vice President of the Central Catholic Forensics Society, having led the team to its first State Championship in over 40 years.

Parker is also a two-time State Champion, winning back-to-back titles in Policy Debate. Looking back on his four years at Central, Parker wanted to emphasize the impact Brother Kevin had on his time with the Forensics team, adding, “Without Brother Kevin, I’m not sure where I’d be today.”

While Parker may be graduating in the coming month, his gratitude to the students, teachers, and administrators of Central Catholic will remain long after he is gone.