It is high school graduation season, and as the head of a school, it is my responsibility and privilege to say a few words to students and parents to mark the occasion.
More than any other event, high school graduation marks the end of childhood in our society, and the beginning of making your own way in the world. So what would you say to young people who have finished 13 years in custodial education under the watchful eye of parents and teachers, as they step into their own lives for the first time?
Here is what I shared with our students and parents at our graduation at Morven Park last Sunday:
“Seniors, welcome to your adult life. More than anything, I think that is what graduation from high school signifies to the larger world.