S: The Taussig-Miller Year in Review 2012
67: Bromwell Graduation Speech By Jessie Miller May 24, 2012 We have had lots of good times at Bromwell. From sticking a paper clip in a socket, to playing family reunion, there is no doubt that we will look back on these years as some of our best. Though we will be going to different schools next year, Bromwell will always be in our hearts. We've had deep, interesting discussions with Mr. Cutler, we've created magnificent pieces like our interesting self-portraits with Miss Butterfield and former art teachers, and with Miss Vermeer, we've belted show tunes, and received a weekly history lesson. Mr. G helped us learn how to kick a ball. Well, most of us. Mrs. N taught us to plie. With Mrs.Oglesby, we dealt with poisoned coke cans and blind dogs. These are all things that have made lasting impacts on our lives. We all pretend we won't miss Bromwell, but really, without knowing it we are going to miss it dearly. Middle school will be harder, and as we go out into the world, there are a few things to remember. Take some risks. Try out for the soccer team even if you think you might not make it. Try the cafeteria food. You might like it. It will also be important to make good decisions. There will be pressures that you do not feel comfortable with. You can choose what to do. You are in charge of you. No one can make you do anything you do not want to do. I would like to thank all the teachers who have been here for us, and transferred their knowledge into our noggins in fun and creative ways. You have made us all feel comfortable, special, unique, and have really taken the time to get to know us. In kindergarten, we learned quiet coyote. I always wondered why it was called quiet coyote, because if you ask me coyote aren't all that quiet. In first grade, we learned fact families, not to be confused with “family life.” In second grade, we did dioramas and in third grade, we did the architectural projects. Everyone wondered why these creations looked so good. If you ask me, there was over-extensive parental supervision. In fourth grade, we went to Keystone, and now we can positively identify animal scat. This is an important life skill. Finally, in fifth grade, we did our hip-hop dances. Boy, we could bust a move. Mrs. Duran and Mrs. Mckim, we have so much to thank you for: the thoughtful TCAP notes, supporting us on the night walk at Ballarat, having the one-hundred star reward system, teaching us about schema, showing us pig lungs, sharing your knowledge of “family life,” and protecting us from lice. Congratulations, Mrs. Duran and Mrs. Mckim, you survived your first year with Bromwell students (and parents). We are honored to be your first class. To my classmates, many of us have been together for six years. We've been through a lot together, and our Bromwell experience would not have been half as amazing if not for each other. Last but not least, we did it :)!!!