Students Show Their Gratitude During Teacher Appreciation Week

In a time of so much uncertainty, our teachers have gone above and beyond to continue supporting our students in creative and innovative ways. For Teacher Appreciation Week this year, the Hudson County Schools of Technology offered students the opportunity to send a message of gratitude to their teachers. Below are their responses.

Mr. Antonio Fuda
Thank you for making classes fun and enjoyable during virtual learning. I appreciate all the work you put into them even during this difficult time.
David James Saporta

All My Teachers at High Tech High School
Thank you for everything this year! It has been a ridiculous situation we’ve been in, but your classes made it bearable. I mean this when I say it: I loved every single one of my classes this year! 
Alison Fung

I want to thank Ms.Yuhas, Mr. Goold, Ms. Marasigan, and Mr. Deslavo
You’ve been an amazing teacher and make the class interesting and make me want to learn about the subject you’ve taught me so much in your class and I appreciate you as my teacher.
Richard Moreira

Ms. Camp
Thank you so much for all you do and how hard you always try to put a smile on our faces! My favorite teacher ever! 🙂 
Ashley Gonzalez

Mrs. Little
I just want to say thank you for making chemistry understandable!! Hahaaa, thank you for making me appreciate science for once! Take care and happy Teacher Appreciation Week! You rock!
Joaquin Pollard

All of them 
To the teachers and staff thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us by helping us out in anyway possible making us feel like one big family I hope all of the staff and teachers have a good appreciation week 
Joseph Marto 

Chef Collins
I thank you for everything these past 2 years. Your class is what I look forward to everyday not only because we cook but because you're funny and you care and when any of us are having bad days you say something hilarious that has nothing to do with anything and it keeps smiles on our faces. Again, thank you and happy teacher appreciation week.
Joenly Priscila Castillo

Bianca Torres 
Thank you for being so awesome. You are doing a great job. Honestly, my favorite class. I used to hate English/ELA but you actually make it pretty fun. Have a good day!! 🙂
Gamil Henin

Mr. Sotardi
Thank you for being such a nice teacher to me. I enjoy Zoology. You make the class so much fun. I love how you do so many crazy things like Coyote from Wilderness Survival. It's really cool how you're friends with Steve Irwin, and met Bindi and her brother when they were younger and went to Bindi's wedding. You're such a cool teacher to have.
Sydney Wright

Ms. Zlotnik
Thank you for making every class fun despite not being in class! You are very caring and bring a smile to my face everyday! Thank you for always trying to help us understand geometry through different ways! I thank you for your efforts in making geometry fun and making class interactive!
Nishi Patel

All of my Teachers at County Prep
Thank You so much for all the help you've given us especially during this hard time.
Avanish Rawat

Mr. Sotardi
Thank you for your generous effort and hard work, for guiding me towards the right path of life, inspiring me, for constant encouragement, support, and kindness.
Olivia Dul

Mrs. Swenson
Thank you for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for growth, and room for making mistakes along the way. I was grateful to have you as my teacher.
Olivia Dul

Mr. J. Carey
I have no words to express my gratitude to you! Thank you very, very much.
Olivia Dul

Ms. Ashe, Ms. Annuziata, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Rampersaud, Ms. Gangala, Ms. Companioni, Ms. Marteniz, Ms. Nunez
Thank you for teaching during this hard pandemic, I understand that it is difficult to teach a class in such a short time and teach under the circumstances going on. So thank you. 
Chase Thompson

Mr. Granda
Please accept my thank you message as a symbol of my sincere gratitude for everything you have done for me. I am very thankful and grateful for your support, hard work, and dedication. You are an inspirational teacher.
Olivia Dul

Mr. Ohanyan
Thank you for teaching us life lessons that we will need to use even after we graduate!
Jasmine Misaro

Mr.Fuda
I am really glad that you were my homeroom and biology teacher last year. This was honestly the best and the most fun class I ever had. Aside from biology, I got to learn a lot of cool things. I wish the best for you and I appreciate all the handwork you have done! Thank You for being an awesome teacher and me and my friends really miss your class.
Saanvi Chougule

Mr. Zadroga
You have worked so hard in shaping me into the student I am today. I thank you for being such an amazing teacher and for all your great lessons.
Olivia Dul

Mr. Abuan
I really like your class and the way you explain the different programming codes makes it easier to understand the programming language. This class is fun and it encourages me to be at the top of the game. I am gonna really gonna miss your class. I learned so much from you and hope the best for you.  Happy Teacher Appreciation week!
Saanvi Chougule 

Ms. Noel
Thank you for being a wonderful person, for your patience, and sharing your knowledge in such a meaningful way. From all of my heart, thank you very much for everything.
Olivia Dul

Ms. Fedele
From all of my heart, thank you very much for everything!
Olivia Dul

Mrs. Bermas
Thank you so much Ms. Bermas for making this school year awesome and fun. Whenever we have class it's always so much fun! I really enjoy being in your class!! THANK YOU FOR BEING AN AMAZING TEACHER!!!!!!!
Simran Rambarrat

Ms. M Norcia 
Ms.M Norcia is such a beautiful teacher and is such a caring person by herself. Her personality is so friendly and she has amazing teaching skills. She helps me and the other students understand a lesson more accurately whether she takes out some of her time just to make sure we’re doing okay and we actually know what to do. She explains everything so softly and detailed and that’s what I enjoy most about her. Ms. M Norcia makes me so happy and loved whenever I am with her. She takes care of all her students so lovely and makes sure everyone feels included. Overall Ms. M Norcia is someone I can look up to and feel comfortable talking too and all I want her to know is that I say thank you. 
Michelle Ramnath 

Ms. Mercer
All of your hard work, dedication, and love of your job has made all the difference to our school and students. Thank you for making a difference and being a great guidance counselor!
Olivia Dul

Ms. Bermas
Thank you for everything you have done for us. You are an amazing, nice, kind and very funny teacher. 🙂 
Ruchi Naik

Mrs. DiFirma 
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot in Italian! I really enjoy learning in your class! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Olivia Rich

Mr. Robert Regan
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot about History! I really enjoy learning in your class! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Olivia Rich

Ms. Lisandra Docampo
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot in Geometry! I really enjoy learning in your class! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Olivia Rich

Chef Bruno
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot in Food Management! I really enjoy learning in your class! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Olivia Rich

Chef Fargo
Thank you so much for teaching me a lot in Baking & Pastry! I really enjoy learning in your class! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Olivia Rich

Chef Turro
Thank You so much for teaching me a lot in Culinary Arts! I really enjoy learning in your class! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Olivia Rich

Mr. Goold
Thank You so much for teaching me a lot in Chemistry! I really enjoy learning in your class! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Olivia Rich

Mr. Gutmann,
Thank You so much for teaching me a lot in English & American Literature! I really enjoy learning in your class! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Olivia Rich

All My Teachers at Explore Middle School
Thank you for everything you have done for us! Especially since the pandemic the teachers and Ms. Krone have worked hard so we still have fun learning virtually. So thank you for everything! 🙂
Srikirti P.

Mrs. Raro 
Thank you so much for all the things you do! I have always struggled with math my whole life and at the end of it I realized that I just needed a teacher who was passionate in the subject and in helping students. You always make me smile and I enjoy coming to class. (p.s. you’re my favorite teacher this year!) Keep being you! I appreciate YOU! 
Mary Abrigo

Mr. Krinsky 
Thank you for everything you have taught me about interactive media and animation. I found a skill that I enjoy which I can create anything that I could imagine. I love the experience this brings to me and you are the greatest at teaching it! I really appreciate you! 
Mary Abrigo

Mrs. Ashe
Thank you for always inspiring me to be my most creative self! 
Ashleigh

Mr. Mullaghy
You will stay in my memories as a favorite teacher that I could learn a lot from. 
Olivia Dul

Mr.Pizzuto
Thank you for being so understanding and friendly, you really are my personal favorite. I love joining your class every morning, it helps start my day especially because I have algebra after and it's tough. You are such a kind hearted person. Thank you for everything.
Sariah Olivera 

Alan Speziale
Thank you for making learning American Literature an interesting experience. I enjoy your class and it's so much fun. 
Frank Geerwar-Amador

Mrs. Joan Bellotti
Thank you so much for being so kind and understanding, you really are the best!
Yasine Badawy

Mrs. Mercer 
I know you're not my teacher, but I would like to use this week to thank you. You've given me knowledge, guidance, and motivation to do so much in my life, and that is exactly what a teacher is supposed to do. You've taught me to stand up for myself, and without you, I wouldn't be who I am today. Thank you for all the times you have been there for me. You're the best 'teacher' ever. This week should actually be called Guidance Counselor Appreciation Week because you deserve so much credit for what you do for kids. I hope this made you smile! I love you <3
Janki Desai

Ms. Velazquez
Thank you for being the best social studies teacher! You are the only history teacher I've ever had where I actually feel like I'm really learning. All of your classes I come into I'm excited to participate. You bring such a great energy into the room, and we all notice and admire it. We love you Ms. V! 
Hana

Ms. Torres
Thank you so much for being so flexible with your students. You're very helpful and super nice. I hope to meet you soon since I haven't had a chance to come to school. 
Sadhana Vasanthakumar

Mr. Schwamberger 
Thank you for your support and encouragement, Mr. Schwamberger. That is what I need. 
Jack

Ms. Shields
Thank you so much for having the time to teach us. Although my French is not as strong as I would like it to be, you helped me tremendously and I started to love French. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher! Merci Madame! 🙂
Meriam Guirguis

Mr. Pizzuto
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Mr. Pizzuto! Your class made me love history and I would like to thank you for teaching me!
Meriam Guirguis

Ms. Camp 
I would like to give a big thanks to Ms .Camp, as she has not only taught us about environmental science but she has also helped me realize that as a student and human I have a huge impact on Earth and within my own community. Ms.Camp has taught me the best lesson of all, that people have the ability to create change and inspire change whether it be through education or the application of knowledge. 
Leah Garcia 

Ms. Annunziata 
Ms. A, thank you for all you do. You’re one of the teachers that made online school feel a lot easier. You always explain lessons and work thoroughly and take the time out of your day to make videos for us. Thanks again for all you do for us!
Zachary Yabut

All My Teachers at Explore Middle School
Thank you for helping get to this point. Thank you for helping me understand the things that needed to be learned. 
Mazen Ades

Ms. Llaguno
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! I love all my classes, but particularly yours because you are so sweet and kind. Your lessons are always so easy to understand because you relate it to shows, real life events, and movies which makes it much easier to remember. Not only that you're so flexible with all of your assignments and spend so much time on us, students, by offering after school help or perfecting our assignments, which I am so appreciative for so thank you so much!!
Emily Zheng

Ms. Heather Garrett
Ms. Garrett, Thank you is not enough to express how much gratitude I feel for you.  Your kindness, patience and guidance through my time as a new student truly made me feel welcomed, appreciated and loved. I miss you everyday. Thank you for making me want to be a better student every day. Thank you   
Daniel Bernouy 

Ms. Amy Garrett
Ms. Garrett, Thank you for your kindness, thank you for your time, thank you for your guidance. Thank you for making learning fun and interesting. I am lucky to have you as my teacher.  Thank you! 
Daniel Bernouy 

Mr. John Dunphy 
Thank you for inspiring me, thank you for teaching me to love history and learn the importance of history in a very cool way!  Thank you for welcoming me into your class that to me is a whole new world. Thank you.
Daniel Bernouy 

Ms. Anna Bontigao
Thank you for your patience and dedication to me and all of us as students. Thank you for making me feel welcomed and cared for as a new student.    
Daniel Bernouy 

Ms. Mary Norcia 
I want to thank you Ms. Norcia for your dedication and guidance in this very different school year. Thank you for your patience with me. Thank you for making me want to be a better student and learn in different ways.     Thank you. This week I want you to know that I truly appreciate you and hopefully I will express it to you every day of the year. Thank you.
Daniel Bernouy 

Ms. Norrey Benito
Thank you for being a great health teacher. I thank you for your dedication to me and all students. Thank you for making me understand the importance of health and all the things that are related with health. This year has been different and I want to thank you for trying to make it feel normal.   
Daniel Bernouy 

Mrs. Batista
You're an amazing teacher! I'm so thankful for all the knowledge I've gained from your class. 
Kirtan Patel

Mr. Kiran Aziz
I feel truly fortunate to have you in my life, I say life because you have not only become my teacher but my role model, you have taught me about life, about not to procrastinate, to be punctual and do my best on everything I do. Thank you for being an inspiration and for making this year a great one even though it has not been a normal year. Thank you for making me feel welcome..... thank you for everything.  Thank you.  
Daniel Bernouy 

Ms. Angela Cirillo 
Thank you for bringing the joy and love to music that I enjoy so much. Thank you for your hard work to inspire me and making this very different year a special one.  Thank you for being an awesome teacher. I truly appreciate it. 
Daniel Bernouy 

Ms. Sharon Matten 
Thank you for being an awesome teacher, thank you for your dedication and hard work. It has been a difficult year for me and many other students I am sure, but you have helped me learn about other sports and it has inspired me to move, when I am mostly home because of the pandemic. Thank you for including Lacrosse in the assignments. Thank you. 
Daniel Bernouy 

Mr. Rosario
Thank you for trying your very best and being so chill while teaching us physics. Your one of my favorite classes.
Christopher Dhurpat

Ms. Teschlog
Thank you for making me feel welcome in the school. This year has not been easy being home and not in school, but you have made me feel welcome and cared for. Thank you for making me a better student.  Thank you.   
Danny Bernouy 

Mary Ellen Kettleman 
Thank you for making me feel welcomed, this year has not been easy and you have made it special. Thank you for being so kind and for always having a smile. Thank you. 
Danny Bernouy 

Ms. Braun
Thank you Ms. Braun for everything you have done for me. You are definitely my favorite teacher not only because you are so funny, kind and never fail to put a smile on my face, but also because I absolutely love all three classes I have had with you. You motivate me more and more to become a doctor. Your classes are definitely the best classes I have taken since 6th grade gym. Basically Ms. Braun you are an amazing teacher and person and I really enjoy having you as a teacher.
Krisha Ramchandani

Mrs. Rand 
Thank you for your guidance and dedication. I am lucky to have you as my teacher.  
Danny Bernouy 

Ms. Krone 
Thank you for all you do for us to have an awesome experience in this very different year. Thank you for your guidance.  Thank you for everything I am very lucky to be part of your school and I appreciate everything you do.  
Danny Bernouy 

All my Teachers at County Prep High School
Thank you so much for being such great teachers. I really appreciate the efforts during this time of virtual learning.
Janalyn Vargas

Mr. Thurman Carey
I have had you as my teacher for 2 whole years & I'm glad to say you have really expanded my interest in Psychology, & also Sociology. Your hard work & teachings in your lessons are truly extraordinary to me & I will cherish them forever. You are one of the most influential teachers I have had this year & I thank you so so much!"
Essence Williams 

Mr. Jason Carey
I have always been a fan of Film & Media & you have just expanded more of my knowledge on the subject! I'd like to thank you for your hard work & deliverance of lessons through the class. You have been a great asset this year & I will definitely keep your teachings in mind for the future!
Essence Williams 

Heather Warfel 
Hiii Ms.Warfel, it's Teacher Appreciation Week, and I wanted to send you a message! I appreciate you so much for all the time you put into making me and my peers better dancers each day. The film was a lot for you to handle, and I know it was stressful editing and such, but I'm thankful that you put so much effort for all of us, because COVID hasn't been easy. I just want you to know that your mental health is important too, and if you're ever stressed out or not feeling well me and the other dancers will always be here for you! My dance journey has been so much better because you've always taken the time to focus on our dance paths, and I wouldn't ask for a better dance teacher :D. I hope all is well and I'm hoping to see you in person when school reopens fully next year! 🙂 Let's finish this year strong!
Destiny Figuereo

Mr. Jefferson 
Thank you Mr. Jefferson for sharing your knowledge and understanding of the world with us through history!:)
Celina

Mrs. Dlugo 
Thank you for having so much patience!
Kimberley Castro 

Ms. Yang 
Thank you for teaching us so well under the circumstances! I enjoy going to class everyday and learning with you!
Kimberley Castro

Mrs. Swenson
Thank you for providing me with all the knowledge and moral support that I need to be able to face my future. The passion you have for your job and what you teach is inspirational for all your students! I always look forward to your classes and I hope that you stay safe and healthy 🙂 Thank you for all that you do especially during this pandemic!
Aleena Choudhry

Mr. Thompson
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication towards teaching us :)) Even through a screen you have been able to engage us in your lessons and teach us the information that we need to know in Algebra II. 
Briana Ziff

Mr. Palsi 
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Mr. Palsi :)) Thank you for being such an amazing teacher this year and I have learned so much in your class the past couple of months. I can’t wait for the next three years of taking your class and being able to learn more about the culinary arts! 
Briana Ziff

Mr Grele, Mr. LaVolpe, Mrs. Szymanski, Mrs. Reczkowski
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the best teachers and making learning fun. Even though we can’t learn physically in school. It is being made fun and easy to learn from home thanks to you. Happy teacher appreciation week!!
Abdul Nasir

Mr. Rosario
Thank you for being the best teacher in the world. Thank you for having patience with me and our whole physics class. You believed in all of us and made science so much fun for us. Thank you for staying with us after school those countless of times. Thank you for having a good sense of humor. Thank you for everything bestie!!!!!! 🙂
Angela La Rosa

Ms. Wein 
Hey bestie, thanks for making this year a little less depressing <3
Zainab 

Ms. Shields
I'd like to thank you for your optimism, perseverance, and wisdom through the turbulent times. You have proven time after time that if we put our minds to achieving anything we can do it. Thank you and have a wonderful week!
Jaden Misaro

Mrs. Padilla
Thank you for being so generous and always making us feel comfortable in your class. You care about your students and you are mindful about the work you give to us especially during this time. I appreciate you so much and I couldn’t have asked for a better English teacher for this year. 
Natalia Ramirez 

Mr. O'Neill 
Thank you for always helping me with my homework and always being supportive of your students and always wanting the best for them. Also thank you for always taking the time to set up google meets for people who need help with their homework assignment. 
Nayalie Ramirez 

Mrs.Ashe
Thank you so much for being a great teacher and still making learning fun and engaging during these circumstances. 🙂 
Bianca Gerardi

Ms. Rampersaud
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Ms. Rampersaud :)) Thank you for your hard work teaching us this school year! I have had a great experience with your class this year and you did an amazing job teaching us even though we are virtual!
Briana Ziff

Mr. Hastings 
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Mr. Hastings! Thank you for being a great history teacher this year :)) I have enjoyed doing the projects you have created for us over the course of the year! 
Briana Ziff

Ms. Nunez 
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Ms. Nunez :))) Thank you for being an amazing Spanish teacher and being able to engage us with different fun activities like the skit and menu project. I have had such a fun time during my time in your class and thank you for all of your hard work as a teacher! 
Briana Ziff 

Mr. Ohanyan
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Mr. Ohanyan! Thank you all of the self motivational tips and videos that you have shared with my class and I. 
Briana Ziff

Ms. Swenson 
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Ms. Swenson! Thank you for being an amazing health teacher for my class and I in marking period 2 :)) I learned so much about different health topics and was able to learn in different mediums other than the textbook (like videos and quizlets). 
Briana Ziff

Ms. Bello
Thanks for being the most fun teacher I had all year:)! And for not making this year harder than it should be. You really are the best, and I can't wait to have you for the next 3 years<3. 
Ailyn Arias

Mr. Nasser
Thanks for always checking up on your students. This year was definitely very hard, and you never failed to remind us all that our mental health is just as imperative. 
Ailyn Arias

Ms. Laguno
Thank you so much for actually getting me to understand the concept of bio ahaha!! But seriously, thank you for being the most kind and cool teacher I have had all year. Throughout the whole school year, you have yet to give up on any of us and it is great to have someone that constantly checks up on us<3. By far, you are my favorite class and teacher! Keep doing amazing!
Ailyn Arias

Mrs. Fedele 
Thank you for being so understanding in any situation. During these rough times you have done nothing but work with me and help me strive for the best. I appreciate all your time and consideration. Throughout this school year I knew if I needed anything I could come to you, and for that I thank you. You are amazing at what you do <3
Brianne Brown

Ms.Torres
Thank you so much for being so patient and understanding everyday 🙂 
Monika Gerges

Ms. A. Garrett
Thank you so much Ms. A. Garrett for making such interesting lessons on such important topics!
Victoria Rich

Mr. Aziz
Thank you so much Mr. Aziz for teaching us so much about technology that we will need to know later in life!
Victoria Rich

Mr. Dunphy
Thank you so much Mr. Dunphy for making your class so fun and intriguing! 
Victoria Rich

Mrs. Benito
Thank you so much Mrs. Benito for teaching us about how to keep ourselves healthy that we can use for the rest of our lives and for running a club that every member enjoys and has fun in!
Victoria Rich

Ms. Bermas
Thank you so much Ms. Bermas for putting all of your effort into your job and all of your students can tell how much you care not only about your job, but about them!
Victoria Rich

Ms. Mattern
Thank you so much Ms. Mattern for keeping us educated, healthy, fit, and active during this pandemic!
Victoria Rich

Ms. M. Norcia
Thank you so much Ms. M. Norcia for finding such fun websites and articles for us to read and learn from and for running such a fun club to learn more about science and our planet!
Victoria Rich

Ms. L. Norcia
Thank you so much Ms. L. Norcia for running such fun, relaxing, and educational clubs that I enjoy so much!
Victoria Rich

Mrs. H. Garrett/Bruno
Thank you so much Mrs. H. Garrett/Bruno for having been such an amazing sixth grade teacher and for being such a fun homeroom teacher!
Victoria Rich

Ms. Cirillo
Thank you so much Ms. Cirillo for teaching us so much about music from different artists to songs to musicals!
Victoria Rich

Ms. Teschlog
Thank you so much Ms. Teschlog for being there if we have any problems and for helping us through our high school process!
Victoria Rich

Mrs. Rand
Thank you so much Mrs. Rand for always being there if we need help through any issues or problems we may have!
Victoria Rich

Mrs. Franco
Thank you so much Mrs. Franco for running a club that is not only educational but also fun!
Victoria Rich

Mrs. Bontigao
Thank you so much Mrs. Bontigao for teaching us so much math that will be a foundation for us to build more upon!
Victoria Rich

Mr. O' Reilly, Senora Galindo, Mr. Persad, Ms. Zlotnik, Ms. Redondo, Ms. Little, Mr .Downes, Mr. Rogers, Ms. Annunziata, Ms. Ashe, Ms. Rabbit and Mr.Aguiar
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to all my teachers that I've had in 2020 (my Freshmen year) and 2021 (Sophomore year) at County Prep. All my teachers are very kind and understanding. I want to let you know how much I appreciate what you do for me. I appreciate your beautiful smiles and kind hearts and I am so happy to have had and still have such wonderful teachers that I know have my back whenever I need help. This year and the year before have been some challenging times but all my teachers made this school year and the one before so amazing and a new kind of normal. Thank you again for everything you do and for still staying positive and helping me and many other students have hope during these dark times. I know I can always count on my teachers to brighten my day and make me not worry so much. To all my teachers of 2020, and to my teachers this year, and all the support staff I thank you for showing me how much you care and thank you for your kindness. I would like to dedicate this week for showing my appreciation for all that you do for me and my classmates. Thank you so much for making this year and online learning still fun and as in person as possible. Thank you and Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  
Marlyn Senta

All of my teachers at High Tech High School,
Thanks for sticking with us through a difficult year, glad we came through stronger and better!
Otto

Ms. Torres 
Thank you for all of your continuous hard work and dedication! I learned so much from being in your literature class last year and it helped me improve as a writer. I hope that we get to see each other soon and I wish you a Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! 
Gia Daguizan

Ms. M. Norcia
You are amazing! Thank you for being a great teacher!
Melody 

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