Thank you Mrs. Kennedy. When I entered your classroom I was an emotional wreck. The beginning of high school had been a lot, and I was acting out and being a fool. Mrs. Kennedy was the only teacher by the end of high school that would still look me in the eyes, with her warm smile, realizing I had been through a lot and still welcoming me without judgement. She’s the reason I’m going to be an archeologist, her passion for history geared me toward being passionate about history. She is a real teacher. And I think about her often and fondly. Thank you so so much.