As she looks back, the senior thinks about her teachers. She remembers early morning one-on-one’s for extra help; electric moments in class that catapulted her self-confidence; (really) tough but heartfelt guidance when she showed poor judgment. She remembers that calming hand on her trembling shoulder before she entered, Stage Left, and the shared, ecstatic (!) victory dance when That College finally said Yes. Each teacher helped her discover a piece of her truest self. In ways small and seismic, it might be Fontbonne’s most enduring gift to her.