Riverview High School students finally had the chance to throw graduation caps into the air on May 20 at the Robarts Arena.
Principal Erin Haughey spoke about the importance of following one’s passion, describing the lack of joy she felt while pursuing a physical therapy degree, before realizing that her pursuit of greatness had distracted her from where she truly belonged — in the field of education.
She described each graduate as having “a unique gift,” a skill which they “are better at than anyone else.”
Senior class leaders all offered their own speeches, while the featured student speaker was Josie Liederman.
“Everyone here has the potential to go out into the world and earn everything. All it takes is you, and the desire to commit to hard, hard work. The decision is yours,” Liederman said.
Liederman, who is headed to Florida State University to study music therapy, said she was “so excited” to start the next phase of her life.