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Commencement in a challenging year

May 26th, 2020

To the class of 2020: wow, what a year, one that will go down in history books! This year, life threw an unexpected curve-ball that would change long-awaited milestones and events. And now graduation, a rite of passage that signifies a new beginning, will be celebrated in an altogether different way for most of you.

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Even so, your heart should be filled with pride because all of your studying, researching, test-taking, commitments to extracurriculars and volunteer service, and hard work have paid off. The class of 2020 is resilient and this pandemic can’t take away your strength and goals for the future. Hats off to the class of 2020 – we are proud of you!

Today, we celebrate your success and remind you that this moment in life does not define you but enriches you. Congratulations, and please enjoy the meaningful messages Forbes has compiled from some of the world’s most respected individuals for the class of 2020.

Article referenced below from Forbes, published May 16, 2020, written by Susan Adams

The Best Commencement Speeches Of 2020

When you can’t have all the pomp because of the circumstances, what does a graduation look like? That’s the question countless high schools and colleges across America had to answer this year amid a global pandemic. So teachers, parents, students and administrators came up with an array of creative and meaningful celebrations for the Class of 2020.

In Walhalla, South Carolina, the lampposts on Main Street were adorned with banners featuring the portraits of 257 graduating seniors. For the students at North Salem High School in New York, graduation will be held at a drive-in movie theater next month. And what better way to celebrate how driven the senior class at Speedway High School has been than by crossing the finish line at the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500.

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