Pembroke grads told 'fight for what matters'
Family and friends pack the gym at Pembroke Academy Saturday morning to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2014. (Barbara Taormina/Union Leader Correspondent)
“We made it!” class president Jordan Evans called out to his fellow graduates.
Salutatorian Madeleine Stewart unpacked a violin before heading to the podium for her speech.
Stewart described her years at Pembroke as a musician’s experience. Several times during her speech, she stopped talking to play.“As I leaned to play the fiddle, I learned how to learn,” she said explaining how she acquired different skills such as listening to others and performing.
Valedictorian Nicole Pearl told the crowd that Pembroke teachers and administrators said she could talk about anything she wished during her speech.
Pearl also shared her thoughts about what she feels is ahead for the Class of 2014.
“Hard work is the price you have to pay for success.”
Pearl also stressed that as they move on to the next stage in their lives, graduates need to always remain true to themselves.
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