Advice for the Class of 2010
While looking through the Salt Lake Tribune this morning, I noticed an insert that was entitled "To the Class of 2010." It was a commencement speech that President Barack Obama had written, addressing all of the country's high school and college graduates. I found some great advice while reading it that I would like to now share with my fellow classmates.
"Ours is a history of renewal and reinvention, where each generation finds a way to adapt, thrive, and push the nation forward with energy, ingenuity, and optimism...That is your charge as graduates—our future is in your hands. The United States is still a land of infinite possibilities waiting to be seized, if you are willing to seize them."
President Barack Obama also went on to say:
"It’s times like the one you’re facing today that force us to try harder and dig deeper. Times like these move us to find the greatness we each have inside and, in doing so, rediscover the greatness that defines us as a nation. These are the tasks lying before you, and I have no doubt all of you are up to the challenge."
I think that every graduate of 2010, collegiate or high school, should take heed of this advice. We are facing great adversity in a challenging time, but we are not the first American generation who has had to overcome great challenges. Like the President said, I know we are all up to face these challenges.
In addition, I would like to say thank you to the Judge Memorial Class of 2014. I wish you all good luck in the future.