On June 8, 2017, Daniel Potter, WMS class of 2006, spoke to the members of the class of 2017 at the annual graduation ceremony.
I am so honored to be asked to come back to WMS to give the graduation speech this year. As you will hear, Wilmington Montessori School meant a great deal to me as a student and continues to mean a great deal to me now, so I’m flattered to be here to address the graduating class of 2017.
First of all, let me be one of the first to tell you — congratulations! Eva, Addie and Lydia, you are about to graduate from sixth grade at Wilmington Montessori School. Maybe you’ve realized what that means, what future you have ahead of you, or maybe you’re still in denial. I certainly was. Eleven not-so-short years ago, I sat where you are now as then-principal Linda Zankowsky handed us our graduation baskets and wished us well on our journeys out into the quote “real world.” Eleven years ago, a lot of things at WMS were different: Lisa Lalama was teaching in the classroom, Arlene Watson was an administrator, Marshmallow (the Room 12 rabbit) was still alive, and the graduating class was huge: 21 students. Can you imagine that?