A California high school valedictorian gave a speech that students, parents and staff members won’t likely forget. At the start of her speech, Nataly Buhr, San Ysidro high school’s class of 2019 valedictorian thanked her parents, a handful of teachers and friends, but it’s what she said next that stunned students, staff, and parents in the stands.
New York Post – “To my counselor, thanks for teaching me to fend for myself. You were always unavailable to my parents and I, despite appointments,” Buhr deadpanned while dressed in a white cap and gown. “Only in these past few weeks, with the awards ceremonies and graduation coming up, did you begin making your appearance.”
She added, “And might I note, you expressed to me the joy in knowing that one of your students was valedictorian when you had absolutely no role in my achievements.”
The plucky teen also gave a shoutout to the “staff in the main office” for teaching her to be “resourceful.”
“Your negligence to inform me of several scholarships until the day before they were due potentially caused me to miss out on thousands of dollars,” she said.
Buhr drew thunderous applause from her fellow seniors when she brazenly called out “the teacher who was regularly intoxicated during class this year.”
“Thank you for using yourself as an example to teach students about the dangers of alcoholism,” she said, as students snickered. “Being escorted by police out of the school left a lasting impression. I hope that future students and staff learn from these examples.”
Unsurprisingly, school officials were not pleased with the stunt.