Toss away the platitudes about building bonds and the memories students will never forget — Littleton High School's students spoke with passion about making sense of life itself.
Some think of smarts or success as what makes a person important, but it's the small moments that impact others, said Emma Slenkovich, student body president, at the May 25 graduation ceremony. She recounted a conversation with someone who barely knew her but showed her compassion when she needed it.
“What if the easily forgotten thing you did yesterday could impact someone?” Slenkovich asked the crowd at the University of Denver Ritchie Center. “You have no idea how important you are to people.”
Student Ceilidh Zokaitis-Hill delivered a poem about navigating the trials of growing up and of being comfortable with the journey not being orderly.
“We are learning what it means to be irresponsibly responsible,” Zokaitis-Hill said. “We are being asked, `What do you want to be, what do you want to be, what do you want to be?' Well how about this: Who the hell knows? … I don't know. But I know it'll change the world.”
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