“Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!
– Dr. Seuss, “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”
June is graduation season and on Cape Cod, the area’s high schools are sending seniorsout into the world just about every weekend.
This week seniors at Nauset Regional High, Dennis-Yarmouth and Sandwich High will don those neatly pressed caps and gowns, march through the hallowed halls of their school, walk across a stage, receive a document that in fancy Latin words says: “You did it!,” and head out into the great abyss that is, “the real world.”
Graduation is also a time when any last-minute gift shopper (and full disclosure, I include myself in that group) will make asplit-second decision — a picture frame, a bouquet of flowers, or a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh The Places You’ll Go” —for the perfect grad gift.
While the latter is truly filled with some great advice for recent grads, in today’s ever-changing world, the wise words of our beloved Dr. Seuss may not be enough.
Here’s what recent grads have said is the best advice they can give the Class of 2016: