Luxemburg-Casco High School graduates receive words of advice
As Kewaunee County high school seniors graduated this week, there were lots of advice coming their way from educators, alumni, family and friends.
At Luxemburg-Casco High School, some of the advice didn’t fit into the Kewaunee County Star-News’ special Graduation Section in this issue, so the advice from an educator and an alumnus have been included below.
Advice to the Class of 2016 from Glenn Schlender, District Administrator, Luxemburg-Casco High School:
There are two quotes that I always refer to:
“Comfort zones are pleasant places, but not much grows there.”
“Harbors are safe places for ships, but that is not what ships are built for.”
As you reflect back on your high school years, you may have wished that you could have a “do over” at one time or another. Think about some event or some time in the past few years where you now realize you could have pushed yourself a bit harder or made a choice that would have been a better one that was more difficult.
Those situations are hard to think about, because regrets, as I advise my own son and daughter, are terrible things. They are so terrible because in many cases you cannot undo them. I challenge you to always strive and push yourself even when doing so is harder than you think possible. Be the very best you can be because everyone wants to be able to look back on their work and their lives and feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment.
So I share these two quotes because I find them helpful for myself when struggling with a difficult issue or when the situation seems to require more than I have to give or when making the better but more difficult choice seems overwhelming.
Advice to the Class of 2016 from Clarence “Peanuts” Michiels:
Clarence Michiels, “Peanuts,” is a 1953 graduate of Luxemburg High School. Michiels was dedicated to Luxemburg’s community and sports. During his senior year, he was named homecoming king, and he was a part of Luxemburg’s football and wrestling teams for four years.
“Life is a learning experience that has no room for failure,” he said. “Each experience, positive or negative, is a step towards success. The rough patches define what is unsuccessful in your life and pushes for improvements leading to happiness.”
He would like to congratulate the Class of 2016 on completing one of the biggest steps in their lives.
Comfort zones are pleasant places, but not much grows there”
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Luxemburg-Casco High School graduates receive words of advice