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Letter to Seniors: Jesse Soulia

Dear Thetford Academy Class of 2020,

As we embark on a major milestone for you all, in a format that is not what any of us wished for or even imagined, please know I am so very honored to have worked with so many of you over the years. Some of you who came to the Academy as 7th graders also symbolize something more to me as I have been working at Thetford Academy as a Special Educator for 6 years now.  I have watched so many of you grow from boys and girls into amazing young men and women.  

This is such a time of uncertainty, but you are all embracing it with style and grace.  Most importantly you are all doing it with your own flare, which is one of the things I appreciate the most about your class, the uniqueness of each and everyone of you.  Games on the quad, singing and dancing at the Mr. TA pageant, winning the championships, lunch in the halls, and so many more great memories I have of you all.  

It is without a doubt an honor to have worked with so many of you over the years.  In all honestly I have learned more from you than I would have even been able to teach.  I am a better educator and human because of the kindness your class has shown me and others across the Thetford Academy community.  Please remember that when you graduate your support here at Thetford does not end….. I will always be here for you all.  Be proud of yourselves, as you have overcome obstacles that no one ever thought possible.  Stay safe and healthy Panthers.  

Much Love,

Jesse Soulia

RUHS, Class of 2000



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