Wai Kruu Day… Thanking our Teachers

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Wai Kruu Day By CRICS Students, Karn and How

Wai Khruu Day is a day when students give respect to their teachers. Many people believe it is solely a Buddhist tradition, but it isn’t; it is just a formal way to show gratitude to your teachers. In Thai culture, a teacher is seen as your third parent. Even though teachers may give you a lot of homework, they have a big impact on your life.

There are many teachers that have a lot influence in my life. One of the teachers who really influenced me is Mr. Troy Roberts. He teaches me basketball and always has a good attitude. When I’m feeling lost or down, I will go to him for counsel. I feel very comfortable around him. Another teacher who made an impact on my life is Mr. Chris Hoagland. His way of teaching was very moving. So moving, in fact, that I decided to get baptized. All of the teachers at CRICS are amazing and teach very well. I am glad we celebrate Wai Khruu day so we can give respect and honor to our teachers.

Thank You Letter from CRICS Senior, Katiana

This year’s Wai Kruu Day made me nostalgic. Upon looking back, I can think of countless teachers that have impacted my life and made me a better person. I remember Mrs. Julie Pennington giving me challenging assignments, I at first thought were impossible, to teach me how I am capable of more than I expect. I remember Mr. Christopher Morgan, talking with me for hours outside of class about various philosophical and ethical topics to broaden my perspective and gain a deeper understanding of society. I remember Mrs. Rutha Ebeling and Mr. Greg Hortman taking time creating lessons to teach a difficult subject in a way that is fun and easy to understand which built my love of learning. I remember Mr. Troy Stuart spending hours dedicated to understanding my aspirations in my novels and helping develop my passion of writing. These memories remind me how grateful I am for the time and energy my teachers have spent shaping me into who I am today. Though these simple words do not do my feelings justice, thank you.




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