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Custodian delivers graduation keynote

May 26, 2011
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EAST COBB, GA — Custodian Bill Glass was the invited keynote speaker at Walton High School''s "Evening of Inspiration," according to The Marietta Daily Journal.

Students from Walton described Glass as one of the most genuine men around and said he was an intricate part of their high school experience, making his presence at the event all the more meaningful, the article stated.

"He has been a friend to me since I started at Walton. You could never tell if anything was bothering him because he is the sweetest he could be whenever he saw you. He came to every one of my home baseball games this year. I''m proud to call him my friend," said Davit Levy, a senior at Walton.

"When (student) Claire Batten asked me if I would speak at this celebration, I was stunned to say the least and am still trying to realize — why me? After a day of thought, I accepted and the main reason is your theme. Graduation is not the end, it''s the beginning. That is my view of life daily. Every day is a new beginning," Glass said in his speech.

"Every day you have a choice. Attitude and thoughts determine your direction. When you accent on the positive, you eliminate the negative. When you download good in your mind, good will come out of your mouth. Believe in yourself. Be true to yourself and speak with authority. I can, we can, we will — in all things be positive and you''ll celebrate life rather than chastise it," Glass added.

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