Sweetwater School District

22 Jun 19
Big Country Preps

Here are our first-team selections for the inaugural All-Big Country Preps softball team. For the rest of this year’s selections, click the links below. Superlative Award Winners (Pitcher of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, etc) Second-Team Selections (plus honorable mention)

19 Jun 19

Gov. Bill Lee said he’ll call a special session to elect a new speaker. Now what? (Tennessean) Nearly a month after the House Republican Caucus passed a vote of no confidence in Speaker Glen Casada’s leadership, Gov. Bill Lee now says he will call a special session for members to elect a replacement. Lee made […]

18 Jun 19
Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)

"According to Manuel Rubio, a spokesperson for Sweetwater Union High School District, Buhr’s speech did not follow the pre-approved version she submitted to the school prior to graduation." https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2019-06-12/sd-me-valedictorian

17 Jun 19
Boing Boing

A San Diego valedictorian took the opportunity to shred apart adults at her school in her commencement speech. San Ysidro High School’s graduating senior Nataly Buhr called out her guidance counselor for leaving her to “fend for herself,” the school’s office staff for their “negligence,” and one of her teachers for being “regularly intoxicated.” Ouch. […]

17 Jun 19
Big Country Preps

Prior to the release of our All-Big Country Preps softball and baseball teams on Friday and Saturday, Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood will review the 2018-19 school year throughout this week and the top athletic stories produced by the area in football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball. Before we dive into last football […]

16 Jun 19
BroBible

Video of high school graduation speech where a valedictorian student roasted her “alcoholic” teacher and her “unavailable” counselor has gone viral. The graduating student also slammed the high school’s administrators as negligent. This is not your typical valedictorian speech. Nataly Buhr was this year’s valedictorian at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, California. On […]

15 Jun 19
RochesterFirst

A San Diego high school valedictorian went scorched-earth on school staff during her graduation speech last week, airing her grievances against some faculty members in a highly public fashion. Her fiery remarks later went viral. 

15 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

In San Diego high school valedictorian went scorched-earth on school staff during her graduation speech last week, airing her grievances against some faculty members in a highly public fashion. Her fiery remarks later went viral. Nataly Buhr, who attended San Ysidro High School, told CBS affiliated KFMB-TV that she wanted to bring attention to what […]

15 Jun 19
Daily Republic

On graduation day, Nataly Buhr delivered a valedictorian speech straight out of a high school movie. The teenager stood on June 6 in front of 500 classmates at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, their loved ones, teachers, staff and administrators. With such an audience, the possibilities of what could come out of Buhr’s […]

14 Jun 19
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A San Diego high school valedictorian went scorched-earth on school staff during her graduation speech last week, airing her grievances against some faculty members in a highly public fashion. Her fiery remarks later went viral.  Nataly Buhr, who attended San Ysidro High School, told CBS affiliate KFMB-TV Tuesday that she wanted to bring attention to what she felt was lack of support for students. Buhr began her speech thanking specific teachers who were “invested” in students’ education and well-being. But then she called out other school employees for failing to live up to that standard. “To my counselor, thank you for letting me fend for myself — you were always unavailable,” she said. “You expressed to me your joy in having one of your students be valedictorian when you had absolutely no role in my achievements.” She accused a teacher of showing up to school drunk. “To the teacher that was regularly intoxicated during class this year, thank you for using yourself to teach these students about the dangers of alcoholism.” Buhr sarcastically praised the main office staff for teaching her to be resourceful over apparent incompetence.  “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. “When applying for a work permit, you repeatedly turned me away, despite confirming with my employer and my parents that all of my paperwork was filled out correctly.”  Manuel Rubio, a spokesperson for Sweetwater Union High School District, told KFMB that he could not comment on specific allegations, but offered his take on the speech.  “It’s unfortunate that the words of a student like this are taking away from the positive,” Rubio said. “There are a lot of teachers working very hard for our students, it’s unfortunate that she decided to air grievances.” During Buhr’s speech, the audience responded with audible gasps and roaring applause. Her mother also backed Nataly’s bold move. “I was proud that she spoke up and got it out,” Monica Buhr told KFMB. “It is something that takes a lot courage to do”. Valedictorians around the country have used their speeches as a vehicle to put a spotlight on issues. Earlier this month, the speech of Dallas high school valedictorian Rooha Hagha ended abruptly as she began to list the names of black teens who were shot by police. Haghar said the school purposefully muted her mic.   For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free. Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now
14 Jun 19
Heavy.com

Nataly Buhr, the valedictorian of San Ysidro High School’s 2019 graduation ceremony, has gone viral after causing quite a stir during her commencement speech.

14 Jun 19
99.3-105.7 Kiss FM

A high school valedictorian went scorched-earth in her graduation speech, tearing into teachers and school staff and going viral in the process. Nataly Buhr, valedictorian at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, started off by thanking a few teachers, but then put the rest of the school staff on blast, ripping into counselors, teachers, […]

14 Jun 19
KX NEWS
A San Diego high school valedictorian went scorched-earth on school staff during her graduation speech earlier last week, airing her grievances against some faculty members in a highly public fashion. Her fiery remarks later went viral.  Nataly Buhr, who attended San Ysidro High School, told CBS News affiliate KFMB-TV Tuesday that she wanted to bring attention to what she felt was lack of support for students. Buhr began her speech thanking specific teachers who were “invested” in students’ education and well-being. But then she called out other school employees for failing to live up to that standard. “To my counselor, thank you for letting me fend for myself — you were always unavailable,” she said. “You expressed to me your joy in having one of your students be valedictorian when you had absolutely no role in my achievements.” She accused a teacher showing up to school drunk. “To the teacher that was regularly intoxicated during class this year, thank you for using yourself to teach these students about the dangers of alcoholism.” Buhr sarcastically praised the main office staff for teaching her to be resourceful over apparent incompetence.  “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. “When applying for a work permit, you repeatedly turned me away, despite confirming with my employer and my parents that all of my paperwork was filled out correctly.”  Manuel Rubio, a spokesperson for Sweetwater Union High School District, told KfMB that he could not comment on specific allegations, but offered his take on the speech.  “It’s unfortunate that the words of a student like this are taking away from the positive,” Rubio said. “There are a lot of teachers working very hard for our students, it’s unfortunate that she decided to air grievances.” During Buhr’s speech, the audience responded with audible gasps and roaring applause. Her mother also backed Nataly’s bold move. “I was proud that she spoke up and got it out It is something that takes a lot of courage to do,” Monica Buhr told KFMB. Valedictorians around the country have used their speeches as a vehicle to put a spotlight on issues. Earlier this month, the speech of Dallas high school valedictorian Rooha Hagha ended abruptly as she began to list the names of black teens who were shot by police. Haghar said the school purposefully muted her mic.
14 Jun 19
PEOPLE.com

“To my counselor, thank you for letting me fend for myself – you were always unavailable,” the high school graduate said in her speech