Madison Wendell, Franklin High School’s 2015 valedictorian, told her fellow graduates Friday to hold on to their drive to explore and, with it, venture confidentially into “the direction of your dreams.”
Wendell also used an anecdote from her childhood – a wild moment at a 2007 Red Sox game – to encourage them to live in the “here and now.” Sitting in the Green Monster seats with her family, her face buried in the seventh installment of the Harry Potter series, she said she missed a home run ball off the bat of Mike Lowell that bounced inches away from her seat. There was a fracas over the ball, with everyone around lunging for it, including her mother.
“And then there’s me, two eyes in a small pink baseball hat, peeking out over the edge of the Green Monster, wondering what on earth everyone was screaming about,” Wendell said.
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