Billy. Unique, creative, caring, mechanical and full of, yes BASS! Not just a little, but a huge amount of bone shaking, organ busting bass. Every time I see Billy, we talk about cars, modding stereos and upgrading to the next level of audiophile power. With Billy it’s always about more power and more fun. Meeting Billy at his house to pick up some random electronics for the Maker class, I got to experience his car and its giant speakers. Bassnectar never sounded better. That is what Billy is doing now. He’s upgrading for his next experience in life. He triumphs over adversity and hardship with a smile and keeps his love of life that is never fake or forced. Billy may your love of music and new experiences power the rest of your life after Stanbridge. Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you, fellow music lover and master of BASS: Billy.
Each graduating senior was asked to present a speech at Commencement 2017 describing his/her Stanbridge experience. This is William's story. Below read a transcript of Music/Maker/Drama Teacher David Hopper'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.
Follow us on Social Media