Graduates, in just eleven short weeks you will start the next part of your educational journey. The start may be different than what you are used to but you are resilient; you have the ability to get through absolutely anything. Always remember that your greatest accomplishments will occur and be developed through continued dedication, hard work, and pushing through hardship.
To quote Denzel Washington, “If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying. To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.” Class of 2024, I leave you with a final quote from Dr. Seuss: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” so go in the direction of your dreams.