Willsboro Central School valedictorian Gabrielle Coonrod leads her classmates in moving the tassels on their graduation caps near the end of the commencement ceremony June 21.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
continued Salutatorian Emily Mero spoke to the graduates about having passion.
“Life is a continuous process of decision-making and problem-solving,” Mero said. “It’s a smoother path if you have a road map to follow, but you are the only one who knows the way. Your inner compass will lead you to the roads you are meant to take. What we are doing right now is highlighting the routes to take to get to our destinations. Once you have established the directions, getting there is much easier. Even if you occasionally make a wrong turn, your inner compass will redirect you. Have faith in your own ability to make your own decisions based on your passions, whatever they may be.”