Ryan Olivier- “If you want to get the same things as everybody else, do what everybody else does. If you want to get extraordinary life experiences, with extraordinary rewards, be willing to do extraordinary things.”
Ryan Cauch- Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
Peter Craemer- Good Bye and Good Luck!
Julie Frederick- Life is about the journey, not the destination. Make it count!
Aleta Doss- “Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.
Josh Dill- You’ve been through so much. Through it all you have persevered and learned many valuable life lessons that so few have been forced to learn at your age. To many this will be seen as a disadvantage but I want to challenge you to see it as just the opposite. You are ready for this ever changing world. You have learned to go with the flow and make the most of whatever circumstance you have been dealt. Continue to control the controllables and make the most of every opportunity you have. Remember, you always get to choose how you will respond in times of adversity, continue to show that your circumstance does not define you. Thank you for your example for future Pios and to me as well
Cathy Callaway- Remember that the harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it. Maya Angelou: “If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”
Rachel Jumago- “You toughed out your senior year of high school in the midst of a global pandemic–now you know you can make it through hard times, and that the world desperately needs you! Wherever you go next, we believe in you 🙂 “
Rob McGlothin- To my Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band Seniors: You are the best. It has been the honor of my life to work with you, play with you, go on adventures, sit in the pit, wait out the storms. Your resilience and drive inspire me to teach future generations. I can’t wait to see what great effect you will have on the world in the coming years. Thank you.
Luck and Hard Work are not mutually exclusive. If you do find successes along life’s path, and you feel that you have worked hard for them, look back and recognize the times you were lucky. Right place. Right time. Right opportunity. Reflecting upon those moments will inspire gratitude. With that gratitude, create opportunities for those who follow you, and your success will be complete.
Kayla Grahn- “The world is a better place with you in it.”
Anna Grewe- “One of the last things my grandfather told me before I left for college was to ‘ask what I could do and do it’. I have always carried that one with me and hope it can inspire you to go after your dreams!”
John Rakos- “Learn computer programming. You may be surprised by the jobs that require it.” All GE jobs require programming skills
J.D. McIntire- “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn