When I spoke to the guests at Gaudeamus 2018, I shared my past challenges, including my cancer diagnosis, and my hopes and dreams for the future. I am graduating from Bishop Ward High School next month and I am happy to inform you that I can continue to be cancer free. I will be taking the generous offer from The University of Saint Mary, which was the full tuition scholarship. I am also wrapping up my senior year. I have been nominated for the Lumen Christi Award, and I’m in the top 10 of our class.
Celebration and reflection are two natural reactions to reaching certain milestones in life. Whether it’s a birthday, receiving a sacrament for the first time, or experiencing a significant career accomplishment, achieving a major milestone is cause to rejoice and take stock of where you have been and what’s next on the horizon.