Young keynote speaker urges his former classmates to go for solutions

The commencement speaker at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia, had a special bond with the graduating seniors this year—he had known many of them when he was a senior and they were freshmen. With enthusiasm, Charles J. Colgan lll called upon his former colleagues not to dwell on their problems but to embrace their opportunities.

"At twenty-two, I was probably the youngest keynote speaker the school has ever known," he told us afterward, "and it was a challenge to speak in front of my peers—and hold their attention!"

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