AVCS students asked to 'live life of your dreams'

CLINTONVILLE -The 119 students that graduated from AuSable Valley High School made their way in from the morning showers June 25 into the brightest, and final, moment of their high school careers.

Class valedictorian Alexandra Casey told her fellow students to fill their lives with things that would bring them fulfillment.

"Go out and live the life of your dreams," Casey said. "We are now setting out on a journey that will last us the rest of our lives. Spend your life with things that bring you fulfillment and happiness. Seek all of the little moments because they are truly the precious things in life."

Casey also gave one other piece of advice she said learned in preparing for her address.

"Google is not so great at giving worldly advice," she said.

Salutatorian Alexis Coolidge told her classmates that following your dreams is rewarding if you stick with it.

"Following your dreams may be the hardest thing that you can do," Coolidge said. "Why? Because it is so worth it. So chase them with every ounce of energy that you have and commit 100 percent of yourself."

Dr. Sarah Greene, a 1997 graduate of AVCS, told students to discover their passion.

"Even if you have to go down the road less traveled to find something that you love, do not be afraid to discover your passion," Greene said. "Don't be afraid to ask for help. Never give up."

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