Monday, June 8, 2009

How Westbrook Grads Are Preparing for Their Speeches

Westbrook High School's graduation takes place
Wednesday, and valedictorian Hilary Perrey's speech is almost locked. Once she
found inspiration--in Greg Mortenson's book "Three Cups of Tea"--the speech fell
into place, she said. The story of Mortenson's attempt to climb the world's
second-tallest mountain and build a school in a Pakistani village felt right
because it's about challenges, she said. Perrey said the Class of 2009 needs to
be ready to face adversity because it's not a matter of if it comes, but how
- John C.L. Morgan

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