Letter: Learning gratitude
As a graduating senior, I know that many people have helped me become the person I am today. My parents, friends, brother and many others. I don't have the chance to speak at graduation this year, but I would like to thank some people who rarely hear the words "thank you" -- teachers.
In my 121/2 years of education, I noticed that teachers rarely get thanked by students. Teachers, this is a thank you letter to all of you from one young man who appreciates all you do.
Thank you for your help, your support and your kindness. Thank you for your laughter, your smiles and your jokes (even the ones that aren't funny). Thank you for teaching kids how to become adults and giving us a good example when some don't have one at home. Thank you for teaching us not only math, science, language arts and social studies, but teamwork, generosity and the benefits of hard work. Thank you for never giving up on us and always supporting my classmates and me. You are appreciated.
ANDREW GOODWIN, Richland