Peter McDonald (Active Living Participant/DHS Class of 2008) Student Commencement Speaker at UGA Spring Ceremony

On Friday, May 11th, at the 2012 Spring Commencement ceremony at UGA before 50,000 graduating seniors, families, faculty and the Govenor of Georgia, Active Living’s/DHS’s own Peter J. McDonald was the Student Commencement Speaker.

Peter played soccer for many years at Decatur Active Living and his mother Jill coached for several years in the fall and spring seasons.  Peter graduated summa cum laude from the UGA Honors Program, presented an eloquent and inspiring talk, and gave a huge shout-out to his hometown of Decatur (with many loud responses from the crowd!), referring to his work at Children and Youth Services summer camp and the difference that can be made for at-risk youth.

Congratulations to Peter McDonald and his family. Decatur is proud of you and best wishes as you prepare to reach new milestones in life.

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