SAD GOOD BYE FROM THE
GRADUATE CLASS OF 2006
e mark the end of
our elementary school era and the beginning of high school
years, and in many ways, we also, mark the end of our
childhood as we begin the journey through our teenage years
and become young adults. As we look back at our times here
at Özel İstanbul Koleji, we have many people to thank.
Our dear teachers! You are the sculptors of young lives. How
fortunate we were to be shaped by you! Under your superior
guidance, hope always survived. You have challenged our
minds and embraced our hearts with your kind friendliness. We shall always remember you and your ideas as we put new
bricks on our knowledge foundation; a foundation that you so
willingly and wisely helped us to built. Though we now must
leave, and we must part, a little piece of you remains
behind. We will hold it with gratitude within our hearts.
You will be part of everything we do. Thank you for being
simply the best! Thank you.
Now, a huge heartfelt thank you goes to our parents and our
Dear mom and dad, on your life I build what I
become. Thank you for your love and support throughout these
years. All your plans and hopes, and even fears now come
together in what I have accomplished. Know that I am
grateful for your love. Your hard work is now mirrored in
mine. When I need strength, I shall look inside for you. You
gave me the faith that I can shine.
I would also like to thank to my brother for setting such a
good example and being a true friend. By following him, I
always knew what to do as I moved ahead in life.
My dear friends: Perin, Ronya, Çağıl, Hande, Emre, Gizem,
Ayberk, Perim, Lerna and Nazlı... I am very grateful for the
friend I have found in you all. I am standing before you
with a windy heart today. I have happiness in my heart, and
pride for what we have achieved but I also have a sense of
confusion. We are moving one step nearer to who we will be
as adults. We will have more privileges but also more
responsibilities. I will miss you but it is time for each of
us to climb our separate mountains to reach to our own
boundless views. I would like for each of you to remember
that everything is a matter of perspective. In life, we will
not be able to direct the wind but we will always be able to
adjust the sails of our boats. We will embark upon different
oceans but as Confucius puts it, Wherever you go, go with
all your heart
My friends and I, realize that the future lies before us
like a field of fresh snow. We know that every step we take
will show. We promise everyone who contributed to our lives
that we will do our best to make all of you proud.
The graduate class of 2006, God bless you all and