As grade 6 comes to an end, I would like to say a HUGE thank you’s to all of you, family, friends and of course, teachers. A big thank you to my close friends, Rachel, Sincere, Jasmine, Kristy, Ella, Emerie, Hannah and the others for being there for me, my life would have never been complete without you guys in it! And of course, Mr. Deragon, Ms. Kinsinger, Ms. Ko, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Steiner, Mrs. Kam, Ms. D.C, Mrs. Archer, Ms. Kotsopoulos, Ms. Holm, Madame Lum, Mr. and Mrs. Long, and the other teachers who have worked with me, I would have never been able to complete the PYP Learning Journey on my own! And of course to my family, for all your support, and for giving me all these opportunities that there is just too much to list out! Without all of you, this could’ve never happened.
My dear friends and teachers, thank you all for nominating me for the Alan Dick Spirit Award! I feel really proud… Thank you, my dear friends, for nominating me as a: welcoming, friendly, humble, and forgiving person, as well as a positive role model! I feel very honored to be able to have my name connected to this Alan Dick Spirit Award. Without you guys, receiving this award would have been just a mere dream, unable to come true. Being nominated for this award means a lot to me, since Mr. Dick was and will always be a very important part of my life.
I remember on the first day of school for grade 6, I was walking down the hallway and I saw the sign pinned to the bulletin board, about what to do in order to receive the Alan Dick Spirit Award. I gazed upon that sheet of paper, and my friend beside me said: “You want that, don’t you?” I could never believe that it had actually happened.
I remember in Grade 2, when I sang ‘You Raise Me Up’ in the assembly, I received a lot of compliments, as well as a warm, memorable and sweet hug from Mr. Dick. And every single morning, I would walk up to him and say our school’s mission statement, and then I’d happily bound up to Mrs. Long and tell her I received house points from Mr. Dick! I also remember the time on my 9th birthday, my mom made some Brownies, and I saved a share for Mr. Dick! I also recently found an old sheet of paper, that had a drafted letter to Mr. Dick, wishing him a Happy Easter holiday. Ahhh, good old times…
Everyone knows that there are many up’s and down’s to one’s life, for me, this is one of the ‘up’ times! Grade 6 was an AWESOME year, I got to meet new people, make new friends. And I got to know who I really am! Once again, I am honored to have you all as teachers and friends, most of all, to gain this award, but importantly, to be able to know such a great man, Mr. Dick.