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In 2017 Commencement Speeches, Students Share Experiences and Advice for the Future
Posted 06/08/2017 01:17PM

Over the past week, Rowland Hall celebrated twelfth-, eighth-, and fifth-grade graduations. At each ceremony, students spoke to their classmates, families, and friends about their experiences at Rowland Hall, and shared advice for the future.

Eighth-grader Rory Beals hoped his peers could learn to laugh at themselves, and deal with mistakes in a constructive manner. Several fifth-graders thanked teachers, parents, and friends for their support and encouragement, and expressed excitement about what awaits them in Middle School. Valedictorian Lena Chan '17 compared the upcoming journeys of her fellow seniors to those of world travelers, both "vulnerable and optimistic." She told them: "Whatever you do in the following years, from attending university to traveling to fulfilling your dreams elsewhere, remember this—there is no such thing as a final destination."

You can read the full text of all the student speeches here.

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