Dear Senior Class of 2010,
Your letter and messages to me and the gift of the Viktor Frankl book Man’s Search for Meaning warmed my heart on a cold day. Viktor Frankl is one of my heroes. I am impressed that you study this book, and it also touches my heart that you read Reason for Hope as part of your high school Zoology curriculum. It was a hard book to write. I shall be in Colorado later this year, maybe we will meet.
Jane Goodall, Primatologist and author of Reason for Hope
I recently returned from a trip to New York where my husband and I enjoyed several Broadway plays. On our last evening there, we attended The Fantasticks, my all-time favorite show. Attending the same performance was a group of students from Tara... it caught our attention because we, too, are from Colorado. I have to be honest, I was a little nervous about having such a large group of high school students in the audience because that play requires such an intimate connection between the performers and the audience... a connection that might not be possible with a group of high school ‘kids.’ But my concerns were absolutely unnecessary. These students conducted themselves with the utmost maturity, and they were fully engaged in the performance. They looked and acted like young ladies and gentlemen. These kids knew how to behave at a performance and it was clear that the adults accompanying them had no reservations whatsoever about taking these kids ‘on the road.’ It was a pleasure to be in the audience with this group, and I must commend the teachers for selecting such a marvelous array of theatrical genres for the kids to enjoy. I plan to follow your school website, and I hope to be able to attend a performance or two at Tara in the future. Thank you for providing such great opportunities for Colorado’s kids!
Audience Member, New York Trip, 2012