Every now and then you meet a bright young person
who sets goals way beyond ambitious.
A humble unassuming young person
who obtains those lofty goals with almost no budget.
A leader of other young people by example
who has a motor that never seems to stop.
Whose fatigue simply provides time to dream even bigger.
And you realize,
there still is Hope for this 3rd Rock from the Sun.
Palmyra Atoll Head of the Class 2009
John "Johnny Tsunami" McLaughlin
whose future PhD will only be a formality
for the potential he has to share