Hello Mr. Sherman,
As my high school experience comes to a close and I begin preparing for college, I’ve been trying to properly thank everyone who has helped me get where I am now.
From the very beginning of my adventures with Kiwanis, you were there for me. At first, I was a bit intimidated by how much of an endeavour running a club was, but with your guidance, it became a manageable and enjoyable challenge from which I grew greatly as a result.
I’ll always treasure the memories I made with KIWIN’s, but I always especially enjoyed our annual Christmas party at the Boys and Girls Club. It truly was one of the events I looked forward to the most. Just seeing members from both Pen and PV get together to create a perfect afternoon for those children really inspired me and showed me firsthand the positive effects of our work. It’s one thing to send money or supplies off to some organization but it is a completely different thing to personally show up to an event and see the smiles of the children as they rush to meet Santa himself.
My high school experience truly would not have been the same without you and I wish you all the best for the future.
Hello Mr. Gable,
As I will be leaving soon to start college, I’ve been trying to properly thank everyone who has helped me get where I am now.
I have always enjoyed listening to your speeches and absorbing the wisdom inside of them, but one phrase of yours in particular has continuously stuck with me throughout high school.
“Be the type of person who others want to see succeed.”
I will admit that I didn’t fully understand it at first, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that having support like that from another person requires an incredible amount of mutual trust and admiration. To be honest, I’m not sure exactly when you said that to me, but I know it was some time before the start of my senior year, the last year in which all my friends would all be together. From then on, I strived to become that type of person by cultivating meaningful relationships with other people who I truly did want to see succeed. Because of your advice, my relationships with my friends have become stronger than ever and our final months together were far more meaningful as a result. Even though our senior year ended abruptly, it was still one of the best high school experiences I have had and I owe a large amount of that to you and the life advice you have shared with us over these past years.
It has truly been an honor having your support and I wish you all the best for the future.