Parents and Guardians,
The Final Banquet and the Awards Ceremony are now over, as is the final dance party. Pizza was delivered at midnight and movies will continue until dawn as students continue to bid each other farewell. The first tears of goodbye have been shed, as students say adieu to new friends from the four corners of the world.
The Tuesday night coffeehouse, with its public speakers, and poetry readers; the Thursday afternoon class exhibitions of CPR demonstrations, business pitches in a “Shark Tank” fashion, and the genetics projects; and then the fashion and film show followed by the musical theater final performance – these were all impressive examples of what these students have accomplished in their four short weeks here in New York City. They are an exceptionally talented group of young men and women, and the faculty and staff have been honored to be able to get to know them.
Thank you for sharing the summer with us. I hope that each and every student of NYCE 2017 brings the same energy that they felt here to their respective schools at home, as well as further afield. It was refreshing and inspiring for me, as an educator, to spend a month learning alongside them. I am sure that the friendships and connections formed this summer will have a memorable, lasting impact on all the students, as they will have on all of us here.
With warm regards,
Kevin B. Held