The following speech was delivered by top of the class student Erica Goldson during the graduation ceremony at Coxsackie-Athens High School on June 25, 2010.

History books have been monitored and changed by the Government. It’s a form of brainwashing. They don’t want the kids to ask questions´╗┐ and critically think. They prefer the dumbing down of society. A society which is compliant. A society where morals or religion don’t interfere.