letters to seniors Tag


Dear Seniors, As I started to think about writing a letter to your class, I decided to reflect on my own graduation in 1978. I wondered if I might share something meaningful from mine. I dragged my yearbook out from a box in the attic, and paged through it in the...


Wow! What a mind-blowing end to your high school experience. There is so much to process. I won’t say too much here--you have most likely heard so many words of wisdom and encouragement from family, friends, and your teachers by now. But, chew on these morsels: learn something new--big or small--on...


Dear Seniors, “When life gives you lemons,  make lemonade.”  “Every cloud has a silver lining.”  Many people gravitate to these mundane and clichéd sayings. I find myself repeating them to friends and family during difficult times or unexpected hardships. They are predictable, ordinary, almost habitual.  Perhaps the ordinary is the crux...


Thinking about myself as a high school senior sent me to my yearbook to review the past in a way I hadn’t in quite a long time.  Peering out of the pages were young women all wearing the same style sweater and necklace and young men wearing the same style...


Dear Seniors, The hairstyle in my senior photo (above) is the male counterpart, I guess, to the hairstyle that Karyn Neubauer included with her letter to all of you.  I’m guessing that unlike Karyn, though, I stayed with that look longer than I should have.  I rocked that look through college,...


Dear Class of 2020, I join you this year in saying goodbye to Thetford Academy. Pandemic strangeness aside, I know that all of you will move forward to a new life that is largely unimaginable at this moment. What you make of it will be a mixture of your own doing...


Dear members of the Thetford Academy Class of 2020~ A class to remember- a time to remember. So many times over the last eight weeks I’ve thought of all of you. I’ve  imagined how you all are feeling, what your thoughts are, and honestly, if I could hug each and everyone of...


Listen up, Seniors, I just want to say thanks! Thanks for being who you are and for the person you'll become. For those of you whom I have known since kindergarten and before, to some like Lily who joined the class this year, hello and I salute you! It's fairly obvious you'll...

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