Wayzata Class of 2018 Parting Thoughts
High School Graduates from the Wayzata Class of 2018 attended their commencement June 1. Here are some highlights from the commencement speakers.
Superintendent Chace Anderson
Some of the positive things that will come your way will be due to good luck and simply being in the right place at the right time. However, the great majority of your successes will come from hard work and embracing your own shortcomings into advantages.
Wayzata Class of 2018 Nash Walker
For most of us, our high school lives began on Sept. 2, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. Little did we know, that by 2018 our start time will have changed, our cafeteria expanded, our weight room remodeled, and a new classroom wing constructed. But most importantly in high school and in life, we’ve built extremely harmonious relationships. Around 2:40 pm on that day, freshman Nash Walker laid on his couch and broke down in tears, discouraged and overwhelmed by the size and nature of his new school. Each tear brought a new feeling of self doubt. I did not feel ready nor prepared for the demand for self betterment that high school brings. Or the persistence and hard work it would take to succeed at a higher level in both my relationships and in my education. For me and countless others, today is a celebration of those tears that were shed on day one.
Wayzata Class of 2018 Ananya Shah & Simran Chugani
Find your passion, find what sets your soul on fire. And this is easier said than done. There will be days when we will question why we do what we do and it’s okay not to have the answer. It’s okay to say that it may take a couple days, or weeks, or months or years before we can figure out the answer to that question. Just like in the same way when your parents ask you ‘when will you move out,’ ‘when will you stop eating their food.’ It’s okay to say ‘I don’t know’