Senior year is filled with so many irreplaceable memories and so many of these traditions have been stolen away from the Class of 2020. We wanted to press pause and let all this spring’s graduates know that we see you, we are so sorry for all of the traditional senior memories that have been taken from you and we are incredibly proud of your accomplishment. Here are a few words of wisdom as you step into the next chapter of life.
“Build resilience in yourselves. When tragedy or disappointment strike, know that you have the ability to get through absolutely anything. I promise you do.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama
“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
“You cannot dream of becoming something you do not know about. You have to learn to dream big. Education exposes you to what the world has to offer, to the possibilities open to you.” – Sonia Sotomayor
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside us already. We have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling
“Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.” – Barack Obama
“I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world’s deepest inequities…on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but their humanity.” – Bill Gates