Alexandra Gadway named Valedictorian of SMC Class of 2012

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Thursday July 12, 2012

Alexandra Marie Gadway, a 2008 graduate of SB High School and daughter of David and Lisa Gadway, was named Valedictorian for the Class of 2012, as announced recently at the Saint Michael’s College 105th commencement.

Ms. Gadway, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and in Studio Art, summa cum laude, earned Valedictorian status as having the top academic record in her class. She was described as being dedicated and working hard and being open to new ideas and showing determination to excel at any challenge thrown at her. She also impressed her professors with her insightful analyses of texts.

Commencement speaker, MTV media pioneer and humanitarian, Tom Freston, a member of the Saint Michael’s graduate class of 1967, told the graduates hard work is key to your future. “My advice,” he said, “is really to look for a career in fields that are on the ascent—social innovation—and bring an old-fashioned work ethic to them.”

“There is great value and sustaining dignity in good old-fashioned hard work, whether that means crunching numbers or cleaning bathrooms,” Freston said.

SOURCE: St. Michael’s College