Sachelle Saunders, a Rockford native and morning anchor for WTVO/FOX 39 Eyewitness News, was asked to be the commencement speaker for Auburn High School’s graduation. Saunders is a proud Auburn graduate herself and she was excited for to the opportunity to address the new graduates.
“I was shocked when I was approached by the principal, Mr. Reinecke, to speak at Auburn’s graduation,” she said. “I certainly did not feel qualified, but I am exceptionally proud and honored that he even considered me.”
Sachelle spoke on the topic question: Are you living or existing? “I hope that students took away that life is a gift, and that it is not okay to simply float through the years, but make a conscious effort to impact the world around you,” she added.
As commencement approached, she looked forward to stepping foot on stage and being surrounded by her peers. “I hope I changed the trajectory of someone’s life – even if it wass only one person, it is worth it.”
Auburn High School’s graduation was held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bank Center, 228 S. Main Street, Rockford.
On behalf of Soul News Network, good luck to Sachelle Saunders and congratulations to all 2013 graduates!