Ian McKinnell, right, hugs Sarah Lehman just after the two received their diplomas at Red Lion Area High School.
Ian McKinnell, right, hugs Sarah Lehman just after the two received their diplomas at Red Lion Area High School. (YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- MIKE ZORTMAN)

Shayla Marshall offered her fellow Class of 2012 grads a few pieces of her own advice.

Read books, because the authors are smarter than you, she said. Dress up once in a while. Don't hesitate to say you're sorry.

But since there's so much in life that she hasn't yet experienced, she said, she offered some wisdom from others, too - Bill Cosby, Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, and her parents.

She urged her classmates to celebrate Tuesday, their graduation night.

"Then, as you go out in the real world, remember the advice from those who've done this thing called life," Marshall said.

More than 400 students graduated from Red Lion Area Senior High School on Tuesday in a ceremony that featured several student speakers.

Here's a look at what some speakers and other graduates had to say about moving on from high school.

Lessons from grandma: Graduate Sade Freeland shared words from her late grandmother, who told Sade to shoot for the stars.

"She told me to never give up on my dreams, to forgive people, and most importantly, be happy," Freeland said.

YOLO: "What is life? ... What I can tell you about life is, you only live once, or as some people know, YOLO," said graduate Nicklas Kocman, in a speech that also featured a few bars of a Tim McGraw song. "That means to step out of the box, to be different, to take the path less traveled."

Symbolic moment: Before the ceremony, graduates Ariana Zak and Sylvia Tsan said they were looking forward to tossing their gold caps into the air. It's that last symbolic moment that everyone knows, Zak said. Tsan added that moving the tassel was another moment she looked forward to.

"It's much more fun to throw the hat," fellow graduate Shawn Wilkinson said.

Growing up: Morgan Pfaff said she will be heading to Rutgers University on a swimming scholarship.

"It's very exciting to be moving on to the next step in life," she said.

"I'm looking forward to getting out of high school and growing up," added fellow grad Galen Bush, who will be heading to Penn State York.

Ready: Graduate Sarah M. Thomas said starting a new part of life is exciting, yet bittersweet. She plans to attend Gettysburg College to study music education.

"I'll miss seeing everyone, (but) I think I am ready for the change," she said.

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