Hey Everyone! I have a few questions regarding letters of rec. First, I have read you shouldn't have an old high school teacher write a letter and I completely understand why - but I think in my situation, it might be an exception and I was wondering if that mattered at all. Here is the situation - in high school my teacher had a niece that was only a year ahead of me in school and she ended up being in a tragic car accident and passing away. Well, we were always pretty good friends and I did really well in her class so I felt I should be supportive and I tried to be. In a letter she wrote for me for college she wrote about how I was compassionate and supportive during a tough time when most others, including most adults, weren't even able to even look her in the eye because they didn't know how to deal with a tough situation like that. I figured this would show the committee that I was able to deal with death and tough situations, which I will have to when it comes to clients and their pets. I know it is from high school, but I also have kept in touch with her throughout college and we have remained very much in touch. I figured she could re-write/update a letter. What do you think?? Would this be appropriate?