Speaker imparts wisdom, humor on graduates

| May 19, 2014
Congrats: River View High School 2014 Class President Kurtis Croft receives a handshake of congratulations from guest speaker Cabot Rae at the River View High School Baccalaureate Service, held on Sunday evening, May 18 at the high school. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

Congrats: River View High School 2014 Class President Kurtis Croft receives a handshake of congratulations from guest speaker Cabot Rea at the River View High School Baccalaureate Service, held on Sunday evening, May 18 at the high school. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

WARSAW – NBC Channel 4 co-anchor Cabot Rea provided wisdom and guidance for the seniors who attended the River View High School Baccalaureate Service on Sunday evening, May 18. The event is sponsored by the River View Ministerial Association and is always well attended. Attending seniors are given a certificate and can accept a New Testament Bible from The Gideon’s.

Rea talked about his own life – the many challenges he has faced since speaking at a previous River View Baccalaureate Service. He has lost several friends, including his most dear friend, Mark Tracy, in a motorcycle accident. Rea told the senior’s that life will throw some challenges at you – be tenacious in pursuing your dreams but be sure you know what you are chasing. He talked about his faith and his walk with God.

Rea said, “The world needs you. The world needs your drive, your tenacity, needs your dreams and your intellect. There’s no question. But as you’re moving to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, I hope you will enjoy the rainbow along the way.”

Rea received a standing ovation and thunderous applause after he sang “In Christ Alone.”

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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