Mrs. Valleskey (or Carole as I remember it),
My name is Bethany Park. I was a student in Eagle Rock Elementary school where I was a part of CDI in 2004-06 Though at the time CDI was just an after school activity, in retrospect I can see the subtle but significant impacts that your program has had on me. CDI was one of my first extracurricular activities; I was an incredibly difficult child with no outlets, so those weekly practices were something to relieve the stress. And even though as an adult I do not study the arts or continue them, being part of your production taught me early lessons of being proud of your work and being able to work towards a goal. And I have been able to apply these life skills to many aspects in my life.
Since graduating from Eagle Rock Elementary, I am finishing my senior at the United States Naval Academy and will be commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps in May. I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude to you and that much of my success can be attributed to your work.