In two short days our CFA Seniors will graduate and head out into the world. Appropriately the following quote is from the acceptance speech of Andre DeShields upon winning his first TONY award at the age of 73. The TONY awards are given for excellence in theatre on Broadway. It is wonderful advice for not just people in the theatre, but anyone as they step out into the world to follow their dreams. “Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming. Slowly is the fastest way to get to where you want to be, and the top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing.” Endings are hard. It has been comfortable to stay and grow with your CFA family these last 4 years. You have wonderful memories, and it will be difficult to say goodbye, but there is also a wonderful journey ahead of you. On that path you will create new memories to add to the pages you have already written. But never forget your CFA family is always here for you! You have reached the top of this mountain. Keep climbing! We can’t wait to see what your next peak is! Congratulations Class of 2019!