High School graduation is a tremendous milestone in your life and an accomplishment you should all be proud of. You have worked hard and sacrificed to get to this point, and there is little doubt that your achievements over the past twelve years have prepared you for what lies ahead.
While it may have looked different from other years, we firmly believe graduation is a pivotal moment in your life, and one you will never forget. We are grateful for our schools and the significant efforts they have put into ensuring that you still had the opportunity to experience graduation ceremonies and celebrations. Your principals and teachers care about you. We hope that was evident in their creativity and adaptability in ensuring you still had the opportunity to be recognized for all your hard work in front of your family and friends. You deserve it! We are also grateful for your families who have partnered with us and supported you throughout your education. Through the challenges of the past four months, it has become clear that in times of crisis, we truly are stronger together, and as we work together, anything is possible.
Class of 2020 – we know that this year was not what you were expecting your final year of high school to look like, and many of you may feel shortchanged in what was meant to be the most exciting year of your life. We acknowledge and recognize your disappointment and sense of loss. We want you to know that we believe in you, and we know you are prepared to enter the world. You are strong and resilient, and we do not doubt that you are prepared to overcome any obstacle life places in your path because you’ve already shown us you can. Over the past four months, when things were difficult and uncertain, you persevered. We know that as you move forward, you will be prepared to tap into this reserve of resiliency and adaptability you’ve developed, and pair them with hard work and determination. With this powerhouse set of skills at your fingertips, anything is possible.
We wish you all the best. Our Class of 2020 truly will be unforgettable, and we can’t wait to see what your future holds.
Westwind School Division
Board of Trustees