Rep. Capito gives advice to Shepherd grads
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito tried to prepare Shepherd College graduates Saturday for the life challenges that lie ahead of them.
Capito told students they may start out pursuing a dream only to find it is not for them.
But the moment does not mean a total loss, she said. Recognizing diversions from one's path can be as helpful as recognizing the path. Exploring different aspects of life is important.
Borrowing from baseball great Yogi Berra, she told students to take the fork in the road when they see it.
"No greatness will come to you without some element of risk," Capito told the 554 graduates receiving diplomas in the Butcher Center. "I think true happiness is when you are true to yourself."
Capito delivered the commencement address at Shepherd College's 128th graudation exercise. The newly elected congresswoman from West Virginia's 2nd District was given an honorary doctor of humanities degree.