Ana Cristina Puppak

Today is the last day of class. After two semesters, today I can talk, and I can stand up and say how I feel.

 

I will like to say just thank you. Thank you for every single minute, thank you for every smile, every word, every lesson, every answer. Thank you for bringing me here, for giving me the opportunity to be better, to have more options, to be exceptional.

 

I remember the first semester at TIEP. I started in level 120 with two teachers, Ms. Angelique and Ms. Nicole, and after 8 weeks, right in the middle of the semester they told us that we will have new teachers. When the last 8 weeks started again, my teachers were Mr. Woody and Mr. John. I learned a lot with them.

 

This semester I was in level 130, and I had two new teachers, Ms. Randi and Ms. Donna. It was challenging, two different methods and two different views, but a lot of experiences and knowledge.

 

Today I will like to say just thank you, for supporting me, teaching me, explaining to me, encouraging me, for being there every time that I need it.

 

One student said that TIEP is like being at home. I have to say that I completely agree with him. Because it is true TIEP is our home when we are so far away from our home. And that is possible because of the teachers. Because with them we are able to laugh, to cry, to make mistakes, to be happy, to enjoy, to find new things, to be brave, to learn, just to be who we are.

 

So today I just want to say thank you so much for being the bridge which is helping me to reach my goals.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We may have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now.”

 

Thank you.