continued Blaze your own trail in life
Salutatorian Ryan Olson challenged his classmates to pursue their passions. He said that his 10 years of being a dancer — working to perfect his technique — had helped develop his mental and physical strength.
He noted the diversity of interests among his fellow graduates, and urged them to likewise follow their individual dreams.
“Everyone in the Class of 2013 is unique, different and has the ability to challenge all stereotypes and social norms like I did — and everyone here can make a difference in the world,” he said. “Go for it — with anything you do — never settle,” he said.