Graduates at the North Star Academy received advice from a special commencement speaker at their graduation Wednesday.
Senator Tom Casperson spoke to the students from Lansing via video link.
The North Star Academy superintendent Karen Anderson said the 11 graduating seniors thought it was impressive that a senator would take the time to speak with them personally.
"He visited a few weeks ago and met all of the grads so he talked with them," says Anderson "We talked for about an hour; he personally found out what their plans are for the future. I expect it's going to be something personal for our students."
The superintendent said most of the graduating class will be headed off to college in the fall.