In his valedictory address, Ashley Ridge High School graduate Alexander Gabriel Harriman quoted Former United States National Security Advisor Colin Powell;

"There are no secrets to success, it is the result of preparation, hard work and learning through failing."

Harriman echoed that advice as he closed his remarks.

"As we move on to the next chapter of our lives, we should strive to do what we love and we if we don't succeed then we learn from our failures and prepare to try again," Harriman said.