CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: It was all about making choices, being kind to others, and making an impact on the changing world.

That’s the hope of Class of 2019 Valedictorian Maria Gibeau as she bid farewell to her classmates and teachers and asked everyone to look forward to what lies ahead, and finding life’s purpose and meaning.

Gibeau’s address was part of Pinkerton Academy’s commencement ceremony Monday held at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester.