By Chris Kenrick
Families of approximately 75 eighth-graders graduating from the K-8 Belle Haven School in Menlo Park got a surprise Wednesday when Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed up as the commencement speaker.
Mr. Zuckerberg told students achieving their goals would not be easy but would take hard work -- and that surrounding themselves with good friends would be important.
"It was very emotional," said a school staff member. "The kids were very surprised and excited he was there."
The celebrity visit had been a complete secret tightly held by Belle Haven Principal Maria Ibarra.