“Decide what is yours to hold, and let the rest go. Oftentimes, the good things in your life are lighter anyway—so there’s more room for them … You get to pick what your life has time and room for. Be discerning.” These words from Taylor Swift’s speech during the 2022 New York University commencement ceremony greatly reflects the advice that I would give to the graduating class of 2024: To go against the grain, make your own choices and live a happy and dutiful life.
In this education-themed issue of Maple Grove Magazine, you’ll meet several 12th graders from Heritage Christian Academy, Maple Grove Senior High School, Parnassus Preparatory School and Providence Academy in our annual Senior Spotlight feature. I had the pleasure of connecting with each of the students featured, all of whom are leaving quite the imprint on their school communities.
We’re also heading back to school in our Tastemakers section, where resident Dawn Cleveland shares her passion for charcuterie through her business, From the Diner, and with her “Boarding School” students, who learn how to curate their own charcuterie. Read the story, and get your ticket to boarding school.
This September/October issue also focuses on the lovely homes throughout our community—be sure to check out a recently remodeled home on Eagle Lake, featuring multiple skylights, a waterfront view, rich maple accents and more. And in our Interior Design department, Kira Vanderlan of Zestful Design shares her tips for a successful home staging.
I’m looking forward to seeing the wondrous things that our upcoming school year will bring—and I’d love for you to share what our students are doing. Send me a line at email@example.com.