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    PRINCIPAL SENDS JAMESTOWN GRADS OFF WITH GREEN DAY SONG
    June 16, 2011


    WILLIAMSBURG ——

    Beyond the pomp and circumstance,
    Jamestown
    High seniors got an impromptu concert at graduation Saturday morning — from
    their principal.

    Dr. Charles Wagner recalled a guitar he received as an
    11-year-old to illustrate a message of giving to others, then gave his graduates
    a surprise gift: strumming that same guitar while singing Green Day's "Good
    Riddance" (aka "The Time of Your Life").

    With that Wagner bid goodbye to WJCC Schools (he'll be an assistant
    superintendent in Gloucester) and to one of the most academically competitive
    classes in school history.

    Forty students entered the spring semester with a GPA of 4.0 or higher, and the
    class valedictorian wasn't settled until the day before
    commencement.

    Senior speaker Maggie Underwood told her classmates,
    "Achievement is part of our nature. The talent and passion sitting in front of
    me is monumental. Don't just be a big fish, but a full-on sea
    monster."

    Full article at Daily Press: HERE

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on June 16, 2011


WILLIAMSBURG ——

Beyond the pomp and circumstance,
Jamestown
High seniors got an impromptu concert at graduation Saturday morning — from
their principal.

Dr. Charles Wagner recalled a guitar he received as an
11-year-old to illustrate a message of giving to others, then gave his graduates
a surprise gift: strumming that same guitar while singing Green Day's "Good
Riddance" (aka "The Time of Your Life").

With that Wagner bid goodbye to WJCC Schools (he'll be an assistant
superintendent in Gloucester) and to one of the most academically competitive
classes in school history.

Forty students entered the spring semester with a GPA of 4.0 or higher, and the
class valedictorian wasn't settled until the day before
commencement.

Senior speaker Maggie Underwood told her classmates,
"Achievement is part of our nature. The talent and passion sitting in front of
me is monumental. Don't just be a big fish, but a full-on sea
monster."

Full article at Daily Press: HERE