March 29, 2017 by Sonia Buchanan · Full size is 250 × 230 pixels

Newport Academy Day School class of 2016 Graduate John Haskell gives his commencement speech. Haskell is a freshman at New Creation College where he is studying to become a certified drug alcohol counselor. “When I was in my addiction, I just wanted to finish 10th grade. Now it’s a really important thing for me to say that I graduated high school a year early, and I’m going to college. It makes me proud of myself.” Photo by Jon Ramirez.