French writer and Nobel Prize winner Anatole France once said, " To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe." Victor Hugo said, "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." So, my advice to you children of this institution is to be dreamers'! Dream big. Allow your mind to take that leap into the realm of the impossible. Believe you are capable of anything your heart and mind can agree upon. Do not second guess yourself, everyone of you has a great wealth of potential.
Be bold and take a step outside of the norm where most people fear to tread. You really never know what you, or the world might miss if you don't. Bill Gates did not start up Microsoft simply to make software. People thought that his vision for a computer in every home was absolutely ridiculous and how many people rolled their eyes when they dream is what makes winners see things differently. My dream is to see you in times to come, reach great heights and bring laurels to your second home - St. Michael's Academy.