By Leah Schmalz
Even though Hannah Williams is 17, she demonstrates a maturity and understanding many would consider ahead of her years. As valedictorian of Independence High School, her speech at last Saturday’s graduation ceremony focused on the balance of freedom and responsibility that comes with leaving high school.
“Our graduation is marking…entering a more adult side of the world,” she said. “It’s the beginning of our freedom as people and the beginning of our responsibility as human beings to do something with our lives.” […]