Nataly Buhr Biography
Nataly Buhr, a senior at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, opened her speech thanking the school, her parents, and a few teachers for being ‘invested in the students’ education and well being’ on Thursday, June 6.
We all need a Nataly Buhr as a classmate https://t.co/SkoQSGZde9
— Bri (@bspctcld_bstrd) June 13, 2019
A California valedictorian took to the podium and slammed a teacher for being ‘regularly intoxicated’ and her counselor for leaving her to ‘fend for herself’ during her graduation speech.
But then her address took a sharp turn when she called out the school’s administrators and teachers for being negligent and failing to do their jobs.
I read the speech about #sanysidro and that was pretty rough. Ms. Buhr, if you are reading this, thank you for such an honest speech. You truly did set an example on the problems of our school system.#natalybuhr
— Nabeel Baig (@thenabster126) June 14, 2019
‘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. Being escorted out of school left a lasting impression,’ she said
Valedictorian Nataly Buhr Speach
Buhr takes the time to thank several of her favorite instructors at San Ysidro high Schoolin San Diego, California. She favored their funding in college students’ schooling and well-being. She calls them smart and galvanizing, after which she moves onto thanking her pals.
“To my friends, thank you for always being by my side. I appreciate your love and support always and will treasure the memories we made at this school.”
A school adminstration that permits addicts to be treated like criminals is neither just nor educational. An achieved scholar who would publicly shame an addict is similarly undeserving of praise. #thesis @SanYsidroHigh #NatalyBuhr https://t.co/9BxA4ofqyI
— Bill Fasano (@billfasano) June 14, 2019
One Twitter user said everyone should have Nataly Buhr as a classmate.
Things Take a Turn & Valedictorian Nataly Buhr Puts Her Counselor on Blast For Being ‘Unavailable’ & the School’s Main Office For Being ‘Negligent’
“To my counselor, thanks for teaching me to fend for myself. You were always unavailable to my parents and I despite appointments,” she said. “Only in these past few weeks with the awards ceremonies and graduation coming up did you begin making you appearance. And might I note, you expressed to me your joy in knowing that one of your students was valedictorian when you had absolutely no role in my achievements.”
Valedictorian blasts teaching and counseling staff. This took place here in San Diego. I don’t think this was the platform for this valedictorian to air her grievances. https://t.co/0sXkQgDUZF
— a.m.c?SummerBreak2019 (@mikeycruz) June 13, 2019
“To the staff in the main office, thank you for teaching me how to be resourceful,” Buhr continued. “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.”
According to her speech, Buhr was frustrated by more than just the lack of help with scholarship applications. When applying for a work permit, Buhr said the front office repeatedly turned her away, despite having confirmed with her employer and her parents that the paperwork was completed properly. She also said she had issues with staff members, which had to be brought all the way to an assistant principal.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Valedictorian Nataly Buhr shocked San Ysidro High School staff and students with her graduation speech on June 6 in San Diego, California
- She slammed the school’s staff saying her counselor was ‘unavailable’, administrators were negligent, and a teacher was drunk on the job
- ‘Thank you for using yourself to teach these students about the dangers of alcoholism. Being escorted out of school left a lasting impression,’ she said
- She claimed her counselor ignored appointments with the student and her parents but beamed with pride when she was named valedictorian
- In video of the speech students gasp in shock and cover their mouths
- ‘I was hoping to encourage more students to speak up,’ Nataly said of speech
- The school district says her speech was pre-approved but she went off-script