We just finished our 22nd year!  If you missed our last-day festivities, then you’ll have to catch up on our website with photos and videos we’ll be posting.  We have MUCH to be thankful for.

I have a lot of thanking to do.  I had almost nothing to do with today’s success.  First, the parents who came and helped out today:  Sabrena Jensen who organized, Jill Roderick, Kim Silva, Lisa Redding, Brad and Heather Kelly, the entire Berdan clan, Connie Koepp, Angelique Scarlett, Dave and Deanna Kangas, Oziel and Rebecca Puente.   I’ve probably missed someone or several people.  We had enough food to feed a hungry squadron, and hungry they were.  Thank you for the feast!

The egg drop will be on video as soon as Noah Johnson gets a chance to edit it from 11 minutes to perhaps two.  Thank you, Noah, for sharing those skills with us!  We hope to see more from you in the future.  Noah is the last of the Johnson family that has been with us since about the year 2000.  Thanks to Mrs. Hadfield for organizing the egg drop – it was a great idea.  Thanks to Meridian Equipment for their help.

All the kids who helped clean up today – we would have been there much longer if it weren’t for you.  I think that someday, for so many of our current group of teens, we will be able to say “I knew you when…” and be so proud of that.  You all just make me smile!  Come back and see us, and don’t be strangers.

I stand in awe of our instructors who put on such an excellent educational program that I can be part of.  I’m just a part of it.  You challenge and excite me.  I hope the same is true for you.

Thank you to Laurel Church and Pastor Bob.  Their support and hospitality has been really amazing!

As of today we have 37 students registered for next year.  That’s a very good showing for the last day of school.  Be thinking about how to push it to 60 or better for our starting day.

It has really been a great year.  We have opportunities next year to make it even more amazing.  If you have an idea, please share it with an instructor, myself, or a board member.

And remember to give thanks to God, who most certainly orchestrated every small part of this.

The End of Another Year!