Thursday, 25 June 2009 11:08
As a parent of a member of the Class of 2009, I have a unique perspective on this occasion. I wish for the entire graduating Class of 2009 all the same things I wish for my daughter: to realize your true potential and strive to achieve all your dreams and life’s ambitions.
Whatever goals you seek to attain, I hope you do it with intelligence and wisdom. There will be many times in your future when you will reflect on your past, and you will realize that all the years spent on studying and learning were not in vain.
As you continue to pursue more challenging endeavors, may you always recognize the importance of your personal contributions to our community. Our democracy depends on your involvement. Be assured that we will all benefit from your energy and your future efforts.
You have many opportunities and choices open to you. It is an exciting time and whatever decisions you make, I wish you all the best. This is a great accomplishment and the beginning of many new experiences and adventures.
Congratulations to you and your family on this important milestone.
James D. Conte
Member of Assembly