Last Wednesday, Gabe Akin, declared that he is ready to take on adult responsibilities and leave Clearwater. Clearwater's School Meeting agreed and granted him a diploma. Gabe reflected on his experiences and what he learned during his many years as a Clearwater student.
Gabe has been intensely learning and practicing poi performance during the past six months, and plans to increase his skill and create performances.
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He demonstrated his poi-spinning abilities as part of his presentation.
As with other Clearwater graduates, Gabe embodies self-awareness, insight and self-confidence. In addition to the knowledge he's acquired during his life so far, he knows he has all the creativity and curiosity he needs to accomplish current and future goals. I was especially struck by the strength of his self-knowledge and his comfort embracing exploration above attempting to ensure certainty in life.
Congratulations and may you have many wonderful adventures, Gabe!