I can't thank you enough for all the tremendous outings for my students and colleagues.
Your organization and professionalism have made our scavenger hunt in Boston the most requested activity of our students and families. In the midst of all the exploration for clues and fun-filled engagement with the public my kids have learned so much about the history of Boston. My most memorable hunt was the one were the kids were in search of Mayor Menino to score big time photos. They wanted to maximize their points so they could take a detour to Mike's Pastries. On their route to the North End they stumbled across the dedication of the green space dedicated to Rose Kennedy.
As they recognized Menino, the large group of nearly ten students and their chaperones decended on the scene requesting photos. As Menino and the other dignataries step in for the photo with our kids our kids did the thing only teens could do. They asked everyone to step out of the photo, "We only need Mayor Menino for points." this was said to the mortification of the chaperones. Ted Kennedy and Dival Patrick kindly stepped out of the photo. For the kids it was about the game. -- Today that group of students are in college and I just recently overheard their discussing their naiveté at that time and but the memory of all the things they learned.
It's hard to believe we are approaching eight years of working together. I look forward to bringing more students and families your way. Thanks for great service and lasting memories.