Delivering their speeches, the class of 2022 shined particularly bright at this year’s graduation.
Elira,* the class president from Albania, talked about “The breakfast club,” when her math teacher would open the classroom early and chat with the students over school muffins and yogurt.
Adam from Yemen joked about meeting “my first bald teacher,” who was demanding yet caring in pushing his students to write.
Christina, our valedictorian from Dominican Republic, reflected on the challenges of Calculus.
Oumou from Senegal was still glowing over getting a piece published in the New York Times, a Modern Love Story, “Sprinting in Senior Spring.”
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