Our View: Wise words for graduates

Published 9:37 am Thursday, May 30, 2019

Friday night, hundreds of local students will walk across the stage at Cardinal Stadium and bid farewell to their years in the Clark County school system.

Some will head off to college. Others will start careers. All will welcome a new chapter in their lives, and forge a way for themselves after graduation.

With graduation comes an onslaught of advice from those who have come before them. We wanted to share some of inspiration from others  about how to approach life after high school and life in general.

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“The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give into peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not.”

—Ellen DeGeneres

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

—Arthur Ashe

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”

—Anatole France

“Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.”

—Michael Josephson

“The only thing you can do in this life is pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers and never stop following your fear.”

—Grace Helbig

“Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”

—H Jackson Brown Jr.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

—Mark Twain

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

—Steve Jobs

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”

—J.K. Rowling

“Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

—Dr. Seuss

As our local students mark the end of their high school careers and head off into the world, we wish them luck, happiness, peace and success.

No matter what they decide to do after high school, we believe each of them is full of potential and we have faith our schools and phenomenal teachers, counselors and administrators have prepared them for what is on the horizon.

We are proud and excited to see this next generation of leaders head out into the community and to make the world a better place.