(The Hill) Nataly Buhr, this year’s valedictorian at San Ysidro High School, used her commencement speech last week to thank her parents and friends before turning the audience’s attention to the adults at her high school.
“To my counselor, thanks for teaching me to fend for myself,” Buhr said. “You were always unavailable to my parents and I, despite appointments. Only in these past few weeks, with the awards ceremonies and graduation coming up, did you begin making your appearance.”
Buhr then thanked the school’s main office staff for teaching her to be “resourceful.”
“Your negligence to inform me of several scholarships until the day before they were due potentially caused me to miss out on thousands of dollars,” she said.
According to the paper, Buhr drew gasps and outcries from the crowd when she went on to accuse a teacher of being “regularly intoxicated during class.”
“Thank you for using yourself as an example to teach students about the dangers of alcoholism,” she said, without naming the teacher. “Being escorted by police out of school was a lasting impression. I hope that future students and staff learn from these examples.”
Sweetwater Union High School spokesperson Manuel Rubio told the news outlet Buhr went off-script and did not adhere to the speech that was previously approved.
“We think that the student’s speech was inappropriate and out of line,” Rubio told the news outlet in an email this week.
“While we definitely welcome the concerns of students and their families regarding any situation at one of our schools, doing so in such a manner without any prior knowledge of this situation by the school, is not the right way of handling this. Ultimately this takes away from what should have been a day of celebration for the school and their community.”
‘So sad… just kidding!’: Parents Celebrate Becoming “Empty Nesters” in Hilarious Photo Shoot
Mississippi couple chose to celebrate the departure of their last child with a hilarious photoshoot.
Some parents get sad and depressed about transitioning to life as empty nesters. Amy and Randy English are NOT those parents. Their 22-year-old daughter, photographer Haley Jones, will become their last child to move out this weekend.
Haley shared pictures to her Facebook of a photo shoot she did with her parents, Amy and Randy English as empty nesters. She posted the photos on Facebook on May 28 where it garnered 195,000 shares.
The signs included messages like “our favorite kids” as the parents posed alongside their dogs and “so sad, just kidding.”
Parents celebrate with ’empty nest’ photo shoot after youngest child moves out
Facebook commenters, many agreed that the refreshing, relatable series of pictures made for “the most adorable photo session ever.”
“I love that your parents have a great sense of humor, and the kind of relationship that honors that they are entering a new time in their journey as a couple,” one fan wrote.
“Love it! Always heard that teenagers are a bit difficult at times and that is God’s way of making their leaving home easier for the parents!” another laughed.
“Empty nest hit me hard – honestly still does, my husband not so much! But, we did something similar and were very happy once our youngest turned 20 – we celebrated ‘surviving teenagers’” another agreed.
“Wish I thought of this when we became empty nesters! We love our kids, but it’s so nice to see them now with their own kids. Plus we get to play grandparents which is a blast,” one user chimed in.