Harper graduates urged to never settle

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CONGRATS! Harper High School Valedictorian Alexa Guerrero gets a hug from her mother, Sherry, after the ceremony Friday, May 31. — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Reassuring her fellow classmates that all will be okay in a seemingly overwhelming future if they just rely on their natural talents, Harper High School Valedictorian Alexa Guerrero led the 48-member Class of 2013 in its commencement Friday night, May 31.

“No matter where tomorrow finds us, I encourage all of us to never settle. Use your talents to do what you love. Then, the rest will take care of itself,” Guerrero told a packed Harper Gym.

“We all need to strive to do great things in the world. We all need to figure out what we are called to do. And, we all need to use the God-given talents that we’ve been blessed with. To do anything less would be a waste,” she said.

Preceding Guerrero was the HHS Salutatorian Hector Jacobo’s address in which he said, “High school is an enjoyable time, but it is not the highlight of our lives. Instead, it is simply the end of the first chapter in the rest of our story.”

“Let us not be sad that we will all be saying goodbye, but instead, let us be thankful for the opportunity that we had in sharing each other’s company,” he said.

“The memories we all shared with each other will not change, no matter the distance we will endure,” Jacobo said, thanking his fellow classmates for the memories they have shared with him.

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