Graduation is a time for reflection and celebration, and the Class of 2016 did just that.
“I hope you choose not to regret all the bad tests and teams not made, and those awkward moments, because failure has given you poise and strength and funny stories to tell. I hope you focus upon the things you learned and remembered and the friends you made and kept,” said Honors Speaker and 2016 Naperville Central graduate, Victoria Wu.
A sentiment echoed by Naperville North student graduation speaker, Aaron Kruk.
“If home is where someone is thinking of you, then there are few places that embody home more than Naperville North. This is where we belong, not to say that we don’t and won’t have other homes, but we will forever be a part of this fantastic school. Likewise, we will always carry part of Naperville North with us wherever we go, next year and beyond,” said Kruk, also a 2016 graduate.
This graduation held special significance for North’s principal Stephanie Posey, as it was her first as a Huskie.
“The class of 2016 welcomed me with open arms, they were very generous and kind and I am thrilled and grateful that they are the class that showed me the traditions and culture that is everything that embodies Naperville North huskies,” said Posey.
Both Huskies and Redhawks are now connected as alumni of District 203.
“I don’t know everything, but four years of observation and experience have taught me that you all have promise beyond measure, with that I’d like to thank you for being such magnificent classmates, I wish you the greatest joy and the best luck,” said Wu.
Hats off to you grads!
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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