Following my next educational milestone (in my hopes, graduation), I would like to find my first teaching job. Growing up and getting my k-12th grade education at a small school has made me realize, that’s the kind of environment I would like to teach in. Lisle has treated me so well. I am so grateful to have had so many opportunities throughout the years. I think it is so much better for students and their education when they are able to grow closer with their teachers. I want to have
These kinds of relationships with my students. I have had so many friendships with my teachers over the years and that has been one of the most memorable parts of my education so far.
I have not been rewarded with many awards here at Lisle. With that being said, I am most proud of receiving this award. The Babe Didrikson Zaharias award. At the senior banquet when I heard the description of this award I turned to my sister and said, “that would be really cool to get, its a great recognition.” I said this without having a single thought of even receiving the award. Upon actually receiving it and being called up to the stage, I was speechless. I remember walking up to the stage to receive my plaque, unable to keep a smile off my face. Later that evening I was greeted and enlightened about the scholarship money that comes with it to help me through my college education. I didn’t believe what was happening at this moment. I wondered to myself, why me? Why did they choose me for this award and scholarship? I looked back on all of my achievements over the years and I realized how far I have come. It’s been so amazing participating in 3 sports for multiple years at Lisle, I couldn’t have asked for a better time. I want to take this time to say thank you for this. I feel so blessed that someone has recognized me and the hard work I have put in to my sports and teams. It’s truly a blessing.
Mr. Smith… This is the name of the teacher that has changed my life. I had Mr. smith for pre-calculus this year as a senior. He had not only taught me so much in this class, but also has been able to do it in a fun way. I never didn't look forward to this class. I always had fun and couldn’t wait to walk in and ask him how his day was going. Mr. Smith is the reason why I want to be a math teacher. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, but I wasn’t sure for what. I used to think little kids would be better but after the start of this class… I knew math was where I belong. I love math, I mean I always have, but I never thought of teaching it. I can really say that he is the reason I know what I want to do with my life, and I will never forget that.
To the Lisle Alumni I want to say thank you. I cannot express enough how much this award means to me. I am so unbelievably excited to start my college education in the fall but I won’t lie it has been a scary process. I can’t help but be scared about the payment process. You do not know how much this scholarship means to me. Also, this award has made everything worth it for me. I have tried to be the best person that I can in and outside of my sports and events especially at Lisle. I feel recognized. It is as if all of my hard work payed of by receiving this award and I couldn’t feel happier about it. I want people to look up to me. I have always looked up to my mom growing up and I want someone to do the same for me. One last time, I wanna say thank you so much, it means so much more than you think. This award is such a great accomplishment of mine that I will never forget about.
Meg de Buhr