A thank you to the teachers

Sarah Miner, Staff Writer

Over the past four years here at Jacksonville High School, I have learned a lot about life and about myself. The Crimson community has given me various opportunities, and I will forever be grateful to my friends, my administrators, and most of all my teachers.

I am graduating in two weeks and before I leave, I have a few thank yous I want to give. First, thank you to all the teachers I have had who work so hard to grade, plan, teach, and organize in order to educate students like me. They give up so much of their time outside of school to make sure everything in their classrooms is ready. They have also taught me so much more than just a subject. They have taught me how to deal with changing friendships and hard classes. I have learned what kind of person I want to be because of the teachers here at JHS. I would also like to give a few personal thank yous to the teachers who have made an impact on my life and I will remember for years to come:

Ms. Arnold: Thank you for all you have done for me the past three years. You have taught me many things like “my GPA doesn’t define me” and various other phrases that people love to repeat. You have been there for me through all my breakdowns. We made it through a whole year of math together with only a few tears (which is impressive). Without you, I would have no one to spend my before and after school time with, and I am very sad that our time together is coming to a close.

Mrs. Symons: Being in your journalism class was the highlight of my senior year. I learned so much and hopefully improved my terrible grammar. Everyone always said you were a wonderful teacher, and when I didn’t get you for sophomore English, I was disappointed. I’m happy that I finally had the chance to have you as a teacher for my final year of high school.

Mr. Chelsvig: Thanks for being the funniest guy I know and for always wearing corduroy. You brightened my day first hour every day and taught me many things I should have known before senior year (like how to unzip a file on the computer). Thank you for all you do.

There are so many other teachers in the building that deserve a thank you. As I leave JHS, I want to let the teachers at JHS know that they truly have taught me many things inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you.