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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 WAY Inauguration At John F. Kennedy High School

United States Attorney ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, was the guest speaker on October 12, 2013 at the Inauguration and Swearing-in Ceremony of the “We Are You” (WAY) Officers of John F. Kennedy High School. 

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco congratulated the newly admitted officers and acknowledged their families and friends who continue to support them as they pursue their educational, professional and personal aspirations and, as they embark on their journey as WAY officers to represent and serve their fellow students, and collaborate with the administration, faculty and Parent Teacher School Association of John F. Kennedy High School. 

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco encouraged the students to realize that “there is a larger value to learn about the world we live in – that it is a world full of different cultures, customs, economies, political and legal systems.  And, most of all, a world of different, unique people all trying to carve out their own independent lives in their own unique societies.  How people interact and relate to each other matters.”

She shared, “Each one of you is embarking on your next journey as a leader and representative of your fellow students – to serve and engage your fellow students in the dialogue of issues that affect and have an impact – on each one of you as students, on your school, on your community, on humanity and on the world.”  She quoted President John F. Kennedy, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco encouraged the WAY officers to “represent, serve and lead their follow students with integrity, dignity, and respect.  Stay grounded – listen and learn from those you represent – your fellow students; and from each other.  Ask yourselves what you and WAY can do to make a positive impact – to make a positive change – in the lives of your fellow students, our community and the world; that will be your legacy and make a difference for future generations of students at John F. Kennedy High School and our island.”

            Photo of U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco, together with one of the newly admitted officers, Pim Limtiaco is attached.

Updated January 7, 2015