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Graduation Advice from WTXL Anchors

Malcolm Hornsby Graduation Picture
Alison Posey Graduation Picture
Christine Souders Graduation Picture
Christine Souders Graduation Picture
Posted at 7:20 AM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 05:19:29-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- Graduation season is upon us and the staff at WTXL is looking to share some advice to high school and college seniors. 

Christine Souders (Sunrise and Midday Anchor)

"To all the new graduates out there, as you embark on a new chapter in your life, here's a few words of advice.

HARD WORK Pays off, you get what you put forth, so put in the effort.

Be grateful for opportunities and be open-minded, you never know what career path you may excel at.

Lastly, take a step back every now and then and enjoy the little and big successes in your life. Remember the people who have helped you along the way, you never know, they may help you get ahead in the future."

Alison Posey (Sports Director)

You will remember the next couple of years for the rest of your life forever - make them memorable! Get involved - play a sport, support your team, join a club. There are so many things to do on campus, and so many people to meet! Stay out a little too late when you really shouldn't at least once, the memories you'll make will be worth it. Study hard for every test you have, it's easier to have fun when you know you're doing well in your studies. Stay true to yourself and what you believe in, but don't be afraid to be open to change and other cultures. Venture outside your dorm room or apartment and explore the new city you'll be living in, there's so much to do and see! Call your parents, check in with family - I promise they miss you and will appreciate it. Last but not least - you're only in college a short amount of time, enjoy the freedom of sleeping in, not paying bills, and living care free while you can. The real world is looming! 😊

Malcolm Hornsby ( Sunrise and Midday Anchor)

"Oh the joys of graduation! I know, you likely have some concerns about what's next or how will you ever live up to the expectations that everyone else has set for you. Here's my advice: Don't. This is your life and graduation is just the beginning of your journey on this crazy path. You will most certainly make mistakes. The goal is to learn from them and move on. They will make you stronger. Trust me, this is coming from someone who has a huge fear of failing! Remember, the will to try again after each setback is half the battle!"