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Walsingham's graduating class of 37 not 'Waiting on the World to Change'

Walsingham's graduating class of 37 not 'Waiting on the World to Change'

WILLIAMSBURG – Walsingham Academy’s 69th graduating class of 37 is a varied collection of higher education-seeking graduates, perhaps as diverse as the citations in Christine McBeath’s salutatorian address that managed to marry carpe diem and #YOLO before invoking Mother Teresa and John Mayer.

McBeath imparted to her classmates, dressed in white tuxedos and dresses, the translation of the Latin phrase meaning “seize the day.” The St. John’s University soccer recruit had heard it during countless car rides to and from practice and matches with her dad. There was a certain parallel, she noticed, between it and the popular millennial motto often...

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