Well, it was a pleasure to guide you through the wild ride that AP English Language can be; complete with rapids and shoals and a few slow moving pools. As a river guide will tell you (on the tough rapids), this is a self-rescue trip. And every one of you demonstrated your ability and willingness to take direction and save yourself if the need arose.
I was a little worried there when we came back from the Spring Break and our essay skills had deteriorated over the Hamlet episode, but with determination and will you all made improvements by leaps and bounds through that grueling 5 wk prep session that some of you called Hell’s Canyon-actually there is a real Hell’s Canyon on the Klamath River. Hell’s Canyon is a mile and half of continuous white water that will tax your skill, stamina, and sanity. Without too much need for cheerleading from me, you all came through nicely… maybe with a scratch or bruise, but such is the nature of extreme sports.
I too have been scratched and bruised through the year with a chaotic personal life and challenging job prospects in an uncertain economy. I hope I kept my attitude positive and my focus on your success. That is the essence of this wonderful and taxing job. I hope I was able to accomplish that.
Enjoy your summer, you’ve earned it. And I hope to hear from you and your future plans as college looms large in the near future.
Always best wishes,