646 graduates celebrated the end of their careers at Greenwich High School. But before the celebrations could occur, advice was given, diplomas were handed out, and memories were made.
"To get to the end, go back to the very beginning. For a moment, go back to August 31, 2010, your first day as a freshman," said keynote speaker Paul hicks.
The Class of 2014 helped GHS get named to the College Board Honor Roll, received title of Top Athletic Program in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, and 446 graduating seniors had internships while in school.
"You can get anything you want here, in terms of languages, the sciences, the arts. But it is also a challenging social milieu. You've got 2,400 kids, all different faces, races, genders, and all sorts of diversity. You have to learn to get along with everybody, and that is an important skill to have in life," Hicks said.
Hicks remembered his first day at the school of 2400 students and he compared freshmen to educational plankton. But, himself, and these graduates, got past the plankton stage with resiliency.
"You're going to have set backs. You have to be ready to keep going and persevere and keep going on even when it's painful and tough. I think you learn that in a big school like this," Hicks said.