Sender: Ani Minasyan
Posted On: 11/10/2007
Year: 2003

Meeting Ms. Arakelyan

Ah middle school, I'd been looking forward to it since 5th grade. The lunches, the teachers, the tests, and......UNIFORMS??!! I, as an individual, never liked wearing uniforms everyday or looking like everybody else around me so I would always get into trouble for being out of uniform. I'm a total and complete fashionista and I can partly thank Ms. Arakelyan for that.

Those of you who have been at Bancroft when Ms. Armstrong was there,you know this wouldn't be pretty. Right when I was about to go upstairs for 5th period I ran the other way when I saw Ms. Armstrong. I don't know if she has a radar or anything but she caught me. After she did, she took me down to the Main Office and who should happen to be there to translate the phone call for my parents? The one and only Ms. Arakelyan. Some first impression huh? Afterwards for 7th and 8th grade I had Ms. Arakelyan for English and Service and they were the best years of my life. Ms. Arakelyan has always been and always will be my favorite teacher and second mom. After I left Bancroft, I missed her so much that during Freshman year of High School I called every one of my teachers "Ms. Arakelyan" not on purpose of course. Now that I'm in high school in my Junior year it's unbelievable that 4 years passed in the blink of an eye.

I still visit her whenever I can because we have a student to teacher connection like no other. No one has influenced me more or taught me more than her. Whatever her teachings may be whether they're about grammar, Greek and Latin, or about life in general I know that they'll always stay with me forever....

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