Teachers leave seniors with words of wisdom

Staff Report

We  gathered some words of wisdom from teachers at Bellefonte High. We hope the seniors will keep them in mind as they continue their life journey.

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Mr. Chris Freidhoff

“Thank you to the Class of 2022! I know the past few years have been crazy, but you’ve done an amazing job of working through all of it. Keep on working hard and enjoy life to the fullest!”

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Mrs. Sue Besch

“If you skated through high school not fully reading assignments and studying for exams, beware! If you did homework and thought that was enough, beware. I challenge you to prove to your professors that you deserve their attention and want to learn to be a better person. Are you up for the challenge? Ready, set, go!”


Dr. Matthew Martin

“I would like to quote the Poet Howard Arnold Walter: ‘I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there are those who suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare.’”


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Mrs. Erin Welsh

“Seniors, when you look around and the world seems problematic or dark or unfair….that’s the time when you need to galvanize and BE the change. BE the light and the hope and the helper in the darkness. BE the solution.”


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Mr. Jonathan Virgilio

“Don’t be afraid to go deeper and be authentic with the good people around you that make you a better person and you may be pleasantly surprised with where you end up.”


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Mrs. Carla Cipro

“I hope you get a chance to see the world through rose colored glasses. Good luck to seniors with all of your endeavors.”


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Mr. Edward Fitzgerald III

“My advice to you is from Thomas Paine: ‘A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is a vice.’ Good luck, and go learn something.”


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Mrs. Kelley Kreiger

“Don’t let go of your high school memories – they encapsulate so many laughs, beautiful mistakes, and lessons learned – but don’t be afraid to move forward and reinvent yourself. Meet new people, make new memories, and start to steer your life in the direction you want it to go.”