The Times 



Ten Years Ago

June 9, 2011

It may seem ironic that Waitsburg Valedictorian Austin Beasley chose a quote from a famous high school dropout to inspire his fellow high school graduates. But the saying from McDonald's fast food chain founder Ray Kroc was on message when it comes to being successful in life. “Where there is no risk, there can be no pride in achievement,” Beasley quoted Kroc as saying. “It is no achievement to walk a tightrope laid flat on the floor.”

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