History teacher Joe Thill gives a speech during the Saranac Lake High School commencement June 22 at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.
Photo by Andy Flynn.
continued Live life for fun, she said. Live it to be happy, and live for what you enjoy. Now is the time to try new things.
“Smash Mouth says, ‘Only shooting stars break the mold,’” Schneider said. “Let’s make our dreams happen, even if they are outrageous ideas. There is no limit to how far we can dream ... Dream big Class of 2012. You’re all-stars. Get your game on and go play.”
The salutatorian for the Class of 2012 is Jacqueline “Nickie” Trudeau, the daughter of David and Valerie Trudeau. She plans to attend Hartwick College, majoring in biology.
“Remember the good times,” Trudeau said in her commencement speech, “and if you think about the not-so-good times, think about what we’ve learned from them.”
Change is unavoidable, she said.
“Guess what? If you make a mistake, there will be other opportunities,” Trudeau said. “They may not be the same opportunities or the exact change you would like, but there are always options.”
Trudeau asked the graduates to promise her that they won’t give up during challenging times.
“There’s more than one road to success, so you just have to find a path that works for you,” Trudeau said.