Schalmont Valedictorian Angela Ferrari has served her community by mentoring elementary students, helping clean up neighborhoods, volunteering at a local shelter and helping organize a fundraiser that collected thousands of dollars for a family member with a serious illness.
In her valedictory address Ferrari recounted her grandmother's experiences immigrating to America from Italy in 1960.
"She brought not only her small children and her dreams but her hopes for the future," said Ferrari. "Grandma, here I am fulfilling part of your dreams 48 years later."
Ferrari went on to urge her classmates to live well and make a difference.
"You have the ability to change tomorrow," said Ferrari. ""