I know I’m a bit early. I am so excited for you that I couldn’t wait to write this letter.
As you know, in a few short weeks you will take that final walk across the stage to receive your diplomas. Allow me to be one of the first to take a moment and congratulate each of you.
I trust that you have been preparing for the moment in which you will take that bold leap into the world. Whether you decide to attend college, begin work or both, I wish you the very best with your endeavors.
Always keep your head to the sky and never allow anyone to make you feel inadequate. You can accomplish anything you desire in life. Go beyond the sky. Remember, there are footprints on the moon.
Again, congratulations. Now, go out there and make Paterson proud!
Former school board member and activist