To close, I offer to you a poem inspired by your 8th grade books and the wonderful witness you have been to me and our entire school community:
RUN and PLAY for you are filled with God’s embrace.
Bask in His beauty and glory, you have been one of his most stunning works since birth.
RUN because you choose.
Fight the wicked.
Protect all from harm.
Spread the peace.
Remember to smile.
Your never ending song goes on.
Your pyramid touches the sky, rising to mythical stars, wandering through space and defying gravity.
Follow your heartbeat quick and rise up again.
Shine brighter than before over mountains never climbed and oceans never swam. RUN.
Remain healed despite rain, corroded steel and broken shells beneath your feet.
You are not a fail.
Like a Titan you were made for power.
You were made to RUN.
RUN into the great hall.
Give them one more reason to remember the name.
It was everyone’s dream one time ago, evermore to be a happy ending.
Into His arms.
His spirit lights up.
RUN the race, your race.
Fight the battle.
Keep the faith.
He’s at the finish line.
Class of 2013, may God continue to bless you and may you run your race with perseverance and may you win. We congratulate you, we will miss you. Good luck. God bless and GO IRISH.