The group of students I worked with arrived at 5:00 AM and worked until 7:30 PM busting their butts the entire time. They did it with a smile on their face even when it was raining and when things were not going well. They were not afraid to ask for help when necessary but solved problems and showed grace under fire. I finished the week with a sense that each of those students will make the world a better place in the years to come. It made for a very nice moment of teaching satisfaction.
So to those students, I thank each and everyone of you for your efforts, your positive spirit and your diligence. You made it easy to compliment each and everyone of you. To those who worry about this generation, I submit to you that there hard workers, thinkers and leaders among this generation. One only has to be around most of these young people to know that.
P.S. Here is an example on one of the Emails that I received about the students (I have about 10 more). Since I have not had time to ask them permission to use this, I took out the names...
I was very impressed with all the students that I worked with all week (I did 7 shifts total). They were professional and courteous and well trained, and will do well in the Hospitality Industry.