What it Means to be a Wamp, by Lauren Forger
In June, the class of 2011 was fortunate enough to hear poignant and wise words from the Student Council President, Marisa Ducach. Marisa spoke to the graduates, families, friends, and faculty about “what it means to be a Wamp.”
She spoke highly of the pride, commitment, and loyalty that embodies. Recently, we all were reminded of “what it means to be a Wamp.”
The BHS halls were a little quieter this week as we mourned the death of beloved
coach and math teacher, Kyle Piazza. Kyle has been an active member of the BHS staff since 2005, and has touched numerous lives of both students and faculty in this time. He will always be remembered for his smile, enthusiasm, drive towards learning, and killer athletic instinct. Many call Mr. Piazza a mentor, because he was so much more than just a teacher, coach, or colleague.
During a very difficult and challenging time for BHS, especially for the faculty
members, we were reminded of the Wamp Pride that Marisa spoke of. In the hallways, you could see faculty members patting each other on the back as a sign of support. You could hear students asking faculty members how they were doing, expressing genuine concern. Students gathered to create a banner for Mr. Piazza, leaving their comforting words and favorite memories. You could see laughter mixed with tears as memories of Mr. Piazza were shared. His presence filled the hallways, even in his absence.
In these days of challenge, we were together and we were proud to be part of this amazing community. In the walls of BHS this week, you could feel what it meant to be a Wamp.