Yesterday, I was honored to be asked by Taylor's salutatorian to join her for the luncheon provided by the district. I was asked last year, too, but it was no less an honor to accompany Channel to the luncheon. Every student must talk about why they brought their teacher, and every teacher must talk about the student. Channel broke down as she was talking about me; I was truly touched. So when I had to get up, it was not an easy task. Channel has read more books than any student at Patrick Taylor Academy. She reads all types of genres and remembers plot and character too. I count on her to help recommend books to other students. I don't know what I will do without her next year. The picture on the left shows a very happy teacher getting ready to send one of her students out into the world. I know that she will shine. This shot shows our valedictorian, Ngoc, with Mrs. Blanchet on her left. Our principal, Jaime Zapico, is in the center. That is me and Channel on the right.