Although some of his classmates affectionately call him by his nickname “squid,” the next student’s name should be a synonym for cheerful kindness and courageous strength. He fills every room with a smile and hands out words of encouragement generously. If the golden rule were a person, it would be this student. His teachers and peers note that, whether in the classroom, on the basketball court or at his job as a courtesy clerk at Safeway, he is a collaborative team player who always gives 110%. And whether in D.C. or on the train, he is also a great prankster who infuses life with laughter and joy. You might be impressed to know that he even inspired Stanbridge’s first one hit wonder aCapella Choir with their signature single entitled “Hameen.” Please join me in welcoming Stanbridge graduate Hameen B. to the podium.
Each graduating senior was asked to present a speech at Commencement 2017 describing his/her Stanbridge experience. This is Hameen's story. Below read a transcript of Bridges Teacher & Director of Transition Mary Hurlbut's introduction:
Stanbridge Academy is a caring, inclusive K-12 school for students with mild to moderate learning differences and social communication disorders. We use an individualized, whole student approach so that students thrive and develop their academic, social, and emotional capabilities to their fullest potential.
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