Have you visited the SAA Galaxy of Stars recently? It has brightened, well, astronomically! The members of SAA have embraced this opportunity to honor friends, mentors, teachers, parents, children, programs and organizations. Over 170 stars have been dedicated. We’ve had to expand our virtual universe!

The members of the SAA have always filled us with a sense of awe. In a world where competition, self-promotion, and the acquisition of material possessions seems to prevail, we thrive in a community that shares knowledge, that celebrates the accomplishments of others, and that honors those who have enriched our lives.

Our SAA Galaxy of Stars is proof of the generosity of spirit that exists within the organization, the same spirit that we hope to imprint in the hearts of our students. The tributes that have been written are filled with love and deep appreciation. The reaction from those honored has been of overwhelming gratitude and a reciprocal sense of appreciation. What a world!

Here are some of the beautiful things written about your colleagues and their loved ones:

  • To a parent: Thanks, Mom, for your many wise words over the years and for steering my life on a path filled with beauty, sharing, and learning. I love you.

  • To a friend and mentor: I recognize your influence every day that I am teaching. I am forever grateful for your faith in me and the difference you have made in my life.

  • To a beautiful, unique, talented, compassionate and extraordinary daughter that I love beyond words! I thank my Lucky Stars each and every day for ALL that you are.

  • In memory of a beloved mentor: Thank you for touching the lives of so many people. Your star will shine forever.

  • To current and former students: For all I have learned from teaching you, I am forever grateful.

  • To colleagues: Thanks to y’all for years of friendship, growth and support! My Suzuki journey would not have been the same without you.

If you haven’t visited the SAA Galaxy of Stars recently, grab a cup of something steamy and settle down to warm your heart and uplift your soul. Then honor someone you cherish with a star. There is still time to make your heart sing and make someone else’s heart soar.

—Your Board of Directors Development Committee