Recognition of the Seniors of 2020

Written by on May 9, 2020

Recognition of the Seniors of 2020

By: Spencer Keane


2020 has been anything but normal thus far and the events that have unfolded have had negative effects and outcomes on everyone all over the world. One of the most under looked groups of people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak is the seniors- the class of 2020.

Both high school and college seniors were essentially robbed of their recognition for their achievements over the last 4 years of their lives. Whether graduating high school or getting your degree, the class of 2020 will not get to have their graduation ceremony, or at least not traditionally. Countless athletes have lost their seasons, employees across America have lost their jobs, and the seniors of 2020 have lost their ability to be celebrated their accomplishments. Many people may see this as something minor or irrelevant; especially if you don’t fit into this group, but for those who have been affected and their friends and families this was a major moment in their lives that was taken away from them seemingly overnight.

So I want to take the time to say first, congratulations to the class of 2020. Next I would like to say thank you. Thank you for your hard work and commitment. Thank you for dedicating the recent years of your life to bettering yourself and our community. Thank you for preparing yourselves to enrich the workforce with the skills you have mastered over the course of your degree or high school career. Thank you for preparing yourselves to be model citizens and committing to becoming a part of the community. Thank you for your efforts, your time, your patience, and most importantly your achievements. The class of 2020 will forever be remembered for the COVID-19 outbreak that robbed them of their recognition, but also they will be remembered for their perseverance and dedication to their futures. By not becoming discouraged and continuing to better yourself through uncertain times, the class of 2020 has proven deserving of the accolades that they have received and the ceremonies they never got to have.

So one last time congratulations to the Class of 2020. I, along with my peers, look forward to seeing what the future holds for all of you.

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