By Sachi Shastri / Guest Columnist
PUTNAM COUNTY -- Welcome, teachers and staff, family, friends and fellow graduates of Putnam County High School. It is an honor to stand before you today as the valedictorian of our class. To all the wonderful families, teachers, and staff: Thank you for being our constant supporters, advocates, mentors, and friends. We could never have made it this far without your guidance and wisdom.
As I look back at our years together, I am reminded of the amazing memories we have made. I still remember swinging on swings and taking naps in elementary school. I still remember the awkward middle school years, and walking into the high school for the very first time. We have come so far, and a lot has changed. We’ve grown together, walked these halls together, and here we are, graduating together. Soon, we will all walk across this stage to receive the diploma we have worked so long and hard for.