I feel compelled to send this email to tell you how grateful I am for Bridge. Anyone who’s ever had a high school senior knows that the last few months of school are basically a waste since they’ve already been accepted into college and their minds are elsewhere. Bridge, on the other hand, has been the exact opposite.
I’ve witnessed Annie getting up every morning to go to work in the lab of a neuro-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, learning things on a level equal to that of a university pre-med student, then coming home energized from it all—energized enough to partake in James and Jayden’s Cabaret project, which was equally successful.
The scope and talent of the other Bridge projects I was fortunate enough to see were so impressive. From independent films, photographs from Taiwan, pottery glazing techniques, Hudson River fish conservation, music and dance compositions—they were all amazing.
I think this has undoubtedly been a capstone and advantage of Annie’s education at Trevor. Something that could only work at this point in time. Instead of merely walking up to be handed a diploma at graduation, I see it more as the handing off of a baton in a relay race… you’ve helped her across the bridge and sent her off running.
Thank you so very much!
Trevor Parent '18