"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
The class of 2010 is about to set out to make its mark on the world.
They will be full of excitement and energy and wonder.
Obviously these are not the best of times economically, but we have hope and faith that our graduates will find the way to help right the ship of state, which is leaning precariously low in the metaphorical world ocean.
We urge our graduates to set their goals high and work always with more effort than is required.
Many of our graduates are going on to college; a great deal more will be staying home.
We urge those that are going on to further their education to learn everything that can be learned and enjoy this time of their lives while they can. This time of young adulthood often fosters the keys to ignite newfound ideas and goals.
Don’t forget to thank your parents, who have sacrificed to see that you succeed.
For those who immediately enter the working world, we wish you well also. We need your youthful energy to continue to build our community. We urge you to save some of your earnings for the future as well as volunteer in your church or with a civic group in order to preserve our community’s friendly atmosphere for future generations.
In today’s paper there are photos and names of our local graduates. They are all bright-eyed and raring to go — a true inspiration. We wish them well as our city, county, state and country’s future depends on them.