“There are multiple ways to say goodbye” Story by Alistair King
For the past couple month’s students have been perplexed by one thing… What’s Mrs. Amanda’s big news? Some people got close with guessing that she would be travelling overseas, and the top guesses were Pregnancy/Ability to Conceive, and Husbands Paperwork came through. While these weren’t correct Mrs. Amanda Stated that “It would be lovely to see his green card.”
Today we finally found out the truth, and the news is that she got
accepted to Washington State University with a full scholarship to get her masters in Spanish. Mrs. Amanda stated that “As a teacher you can’t get ahead in a bachelors degree, it’s not enough money.”
That’s what makes this an amazing opportunity; she has been offered a full ride as well as a stipend to attend the school. Not only that but full health benefits. Mrs. Amanda states “This is my dream.” She applied for this opportunity and out of a mass of teachers, “they were crazy enough to pay me to go back to school.”
Teachers these days are not even remotely paid enough to get this opportunity by themselves. They often have to rely on spousal support,
Mrs. Amanda will be studying Spanish literature such as Don Quixote, other traditional Spanish literature, and some modern literature.
Another question is now in people’s heads is why did she hide this from the students? As she puts it “I’m not afraid of going back to school, I’m afraid I’ll hurt people by leaving. I don’t want people to be hurt.”
Mrs. Amanda will be kept close to us in these following years as she gets her Masters degree. She has taught us a lot and would like to leave us with this final message.
“I wanted to say that in foreign languages there are multiple ways to say goodbye. I’m not saying goodbye, but when we meet again. Even in death I don’t believe in goodbye. I’ll always be around.”
Thank you, Mrs. Amanda, for your kind heart and everything you’ve given us; we will see you around.