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Letter from the President . . . to the Student

Enthusiasm, responsibility and study unlock numerous doors for the individual who understands the privilege of learning. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Your hard work, perseverance and desire to be a student of excellence has preceded your nomination by your teacher. I congratulate you for your dedication.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt’s words of encouragement remind you to have the courage to dream and pursue your fields of interest. As you continue your education, remember that success is oftentimes dependent on how you handle the next level or the next challenge. I encourage you to face each challenge with determination and with reliance on those who support your endeavors. Your teachers and parents have contributed to your individuality and success as a student. You have honored them in many ways through your achievements and acceptance of responsibility.

“Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.” We are all aware of Albert Einstein’s genius and contributions to education. Viewing education as an opportunity lifts the burden of learning as a duty. Your contributions to your family, school and community will profit all concerned.

I hope these words of wisdom and encouragement from famous people who have influenced the lives of many and profited our society will take a place in your memory as you continue your educational journey. Once again, congratulations on your commitment to academic excellence.



Jeff Fraley,