This sweet girl has a laugh that is beyond infectious. She is full of joy, easy to talk to, and has a welcoming presence about her. Which I find appropriate since that’s what she wants to be remembered for. I asked Dani what she wants her peers to remember her for and she said, “I really hope my classmates remember me as joyful and kind. I always think of it in the sense of “when I walk across the stage at graduation in front of my school what do I hope they think of me in that moment”. I’d like to think they would remember me making them laugh or smiling at them in the hallway, or just simply being a welcoming person!” I think she has that in the bag!
I look at each one of these faces, and am filled with excitement at the influence these young women will have on their friends, families, and world. Each one is uniquely gifted and full of potential. Grads, as you head out on your next adventure, remember where you came from; take some time to settle on your values and set expectations for yourself, and always remember you will need just as much grace for yourself as you will anyone else.