Stamford, as my alma mater, is a place of many laughs for me. My time here had been both fruitful and character-building, and I would not want my experiences to be held anywhere else. The few hard times I went through are now remembered as nothing but bumps in the road, thanks to the great support I received from teachers and friends alike. Some say secondary school is where the transition between childhood and adulthood really starts, and if that’s true then I went through these years with a smile. As a happy chapter of my life draws to a close, I’m glad to know that I’ll be facing the future as better person than when I first arrived here. Thank you, Stamford.

Ilisha Barki, Secondary 4, 2016