A very good evening to our guest of honor, Mr Eddy, teachers and friends. First of all, let me take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for making this farewell party a success. I am sure most of us have come here with mixed feelings. On the one hand, we are all happy that our form teacher, Mr Eddy, will be going on a promotion as the Senior Assistant to St Peter High School. On the other hand, we feel sad because today we will be saying farewell to one of our most dedicated teachers.
Let me now brief you all about Mr Eddy's contributions to our school. He was posted to this school in 1994. It was his second posting. Prior to this he taught in a rural school in Kansas. Mr Eddy is an excellent Physics teacher. There is a general consensus among his students, both past and present, that Mr Eddy is the best Physics teacher we have had in recent years. Many of us considered Physics as a boring and difficult subject. However, Mr Eddy has helped to change our mindset. He has also helped to increase the percentage of passes for the subject in the Toefl exam over the years.
Mr Eddy has also left his mark in other areas. As the teacher adviser of the Science Society, he has helped the society to win top prizes for science projects both at district and state levels.
As our form teacher, Mr Eddy has been a father figure to all of us. He always listens patiently to our problems and offers the best advice. He is not just another teacher. He was a friend when we were in need, an educationist who saw to our needs in our studies and a firm disciplinarian when we were wrong. Anyone who has problems will find it very therapeutic just listening to him talk.
Dear Mr Eddy, we appreciate all that you have done for us. We congratulate you on your well-deserved promotion but your going away will be a great loss to this school. We wish you all the best in your new appointment.