Here are Ryan and Patrick (another one of the smartest, funniest, most talented young men ever... you get the idea. Seriously, they are just great.) presenting me my prize. :) And guys, if you are reading this by chance, I hope you can read right above Ryan's head on the board. Another reason this pic is so special to me... click on it to see it better.
And here is Ryan, all grown up, last Thursday night at the Top 20 banquet. I was lucky enough to have him invite me to attend this honor banquet as his Most Distinguished Teacher. Not sure what that all means, but he sure did make me SO proud.
Here's Randi, another one of my favorites from 4 years ago. She too is just one of my favorite people EVER! I can't brag on this group enough! Not only is she super smart, but she can kick butt in basketball!
Here is sweet Emily. She is the little bitty one I am hugging in the class picture above... she grew in the last 4 years!!! This one would kick my/your butt in tennis.
Me with Patrick, Randi, and Ryan... all graduating at the top of their class.
Y'all, I am so proud of you. There are no words to tell you how special you are to me, or how special you have made me feel. When I went into teaching, my dream was to maybe matter to at least one student someday; thanks for making me feel as if that dream has come true. Congrats on amazing years as students, and congrats on amazing futures you have ahead of you! I look forward to saying "I knew you when..."! Love you guys!