Like a handprint on your heart...

"Some of you have had only a few short years at this school, others many, but it won’t take you long to examine your inner self to discover the imprint and impact your Price Lab experiences have had on you..."

"You will possess a quiet confidence others lack, a spirit of inquiry, innovation, and problem-solving; an empowered sense of responsibility and leadership; and a commitment to being an active agent in creating and nurturing caring communities..."

"Treasure your NU experience and carry it with you deep in your soul. Hold on to the strong foundation of creativity, character, confidence, and quest for knowledge nurtured here and use it to build something remarkable, something extraordinary, something amazing from here forward. In times of darkness, look within yourself to see that flame still burning deep within, like a handprint on your heart."

-excerpt from Becky Hawbaker's commencement address, May 20, 2012.

Today was my last full day teaching at this incredible, magical school.  I have no words for all the ways I will miss these kids who have changed me and taught me what it means to be a teacher.  We had an unforgettable day in class I'm sure I won't ever forget.  We took turns toasting to our peers, to our school, and to our futures.  We laughed, we cried, we hugged, and we began to heal.