By Congressman Jerry P. Treñas
I wish to extend my warmest greetings to the alumni of the San Juan Elementary School. For the first time in the storied history of your educational institution, the graduates of your school will have the opportunity to renew the spirit and vigor of their youth through the First Grand Alumni Homecoming.
The story of one’s life, no matter how epic or anonymous, begins in his or her formative years in school. Every great leader, professional or businessman began as a starry-eyed student. Before you were husbands and wives, you were innocent school boys and school girls frolicking in the halls of your school. The initial chapter of one’s life is truly the most fascinating. It is a window to the soul of an individual, as a person’s personality has yet to fully materialize during his or her youthful age.
I therefore encourage everyone to reminisce and rekindle your days as eager students at the San Juan Elementary School. Through the First Grand Alumni Homecoming, you could relive the unguarded passions of your youth by remembering the good old days of your grade school life with your fellow graduates. For one moment, be swept away by the memories of the past. In order to take measure of your current achievements, it is best to look back to your origin in order to fully realize how far you and your schoolmates have come.
May you all enjoy a meaningful and memorable homecoming.