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Teacher: ‘Difficult to hold back my tears’ at graduation


Last updated 6/19/2019 at Noon

Pictured, from left: Matthew Bowers, Brandon Burns, and Janet Bowers.

I recently celebrated my third Scriber Lake High School graduation. Each of these graduations has had quite an impact on me as a teacher, a fortunate consequence of the deep connections we are able to make with our students at Scriber.

This year, however, was especially touching for me. During this graduation, I was able to sit next to my husband, Matthew Bowers, who was equally excited to see one of my students cross the stage.

The student, Brandon Burns, was my student for the last three years, and a mentee to my husband for nearly two.

I asked Brandon if he wouldn’t mind me sharing...

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