In his last speech to the Class of 2009, Superintendent Wayne Ogden urged the 370 graduating seniors, "Educate your soul, and your spirit."
"I'm pretty darn sure the world has enough smart people - it (needs) people with compassion and integrity," Ogden said.
A "good, successful human being" is balanced, he said.
He told students now that they are graduating, they "can start the process of learning."
It may seem a strange bit of advice from a school superintendent, but he explained that for too many young people, the pursuit of a credential is substituted for the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.
"Seek knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. An associate's or bachelor's degree will fall into place," Ogden said.
To those who are not planning to go college, Ogden said, "you can learn a tremendous amount without going to school."
Read the full article on the FHS Graduation in the Milford Daily News here
The list of graduates can be found in the Milford Daily News here