Adios Class of 2019!

I would like to thank the parents of the students of the Class of 2019.  You have raised children who are on their way to be leaders in their chosen career field.  While I understand that they are still children, their behavior has been like nothing I have ever seen before in a class of such diversity.  Since the first day they have been respectful, focused and studious.  They did their best to steer clear of the typical drama that one would often expect in middle school.  Instead, they helped each other as well as underclassmen.  They handled their duties whether academic or extracurricular with maturity unlike any other class that I have seen.  Furthermore, what I find to be extremely commendable with this class is that their positive behavior continued throughout high school.  Year after year I have observed students who were spectacular in middle school be sucked into the negative drama in high school.  However, 2019 held steady and true to their character.  They are confident individuals who set high expectations for themselves and expect the same from others.  Thank you parents for having high expectations for your children and for supporting them through difficult academic times.  You did not allow them to make excuses for themselves.  Instead you found ways to support and help them.  You gave the world difference makers who are going to make a positive difference in our community, our state, our country and the world.  As teachers we obviously want the best for all students, but because of your unconditional support we are encouraged to go above and beyond the call of our educational duties. You allowed us to challenge your children, trusting that we are preparing them for success.  Thank you for trusting us with your children. 

I would also like to thank the Class of 2019!  You are special souls and I am so happy that you welcomed me into your lives.  You gave me the motivation to want to do more as a teacher. You have set the example with your high academic achievement and responsibility that it is possible to have fun in school and learn at the same time.   I am going to miss you beyond all measure, but I know that you are going to do great things!  


Mrs. Leach

Ash Fork Cadet Corps 

Thank you Daren Anderson for your commitment to serve our country in the United States Navy.  Although, you were not in the Cadet Corps we admire your dedication to your classmates.  We will miss your positive energy and humor.  We know you will continue to make a difference in the military just as you have done here.  Anchors Aweigh!

Thank you Cadet Elizabeth Haley for your kind gentle spirit.  Not only are you an excellent student, you are also an outstanding cadet that goes out of your way to others.  I have received numerous reports from other teachers about how you helped them or other students. You rose above the influence and used your gifts to benefit others as well as yourself.  You take initiative to accomplish tasks and are an excellent role model.  Thank you for feeding the fish to ensure his survival.  I know that you will be a great veterinarian.  The University of Arizona is lucky to have you!  BEAR DOWN!

Ana Wolfe is a reminder of everything that is good in this world.  I do not know what I will do without her.  She is a super talented Indie Pop singer.  She could have a career on her voice alone.  Ana is also a gifted self-artist.  However, when some may allow their gifts and talents to go to their heads, Ana remains humble and helpful.  She is adored by everyone who appreciates kindness, creativity and acts of service.  She is not a girl who just sits and watches the clock tick by; she takes advantage of every opportunity for growth.  In fact, she recently heard about a freelance project site called Upwork where individuals can advertise their work and be hired.  Ana has already illustrated a book that will be published.  She is currently working on her own book to publish.  You will be missed immensely and we can only hope to continue your legacy.