By Thomas Gase
It wasn’t a cold winter day in Boston, but Vallejo City Unified School District Superintendent William Spalding gave the same advice to John Finney High School graduates once given to a Harvard freshman named Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“This has been the hardest year of the hardest three years for students,” Spalding told the crowd and students at Corbus Field Wednesday. “These students had to persevere under so much and yet, here we are. You can credit that to stamina, resilience, and tenacity. So give these students a round of applause as they probably had to work harder than any other student to get here.”