Dear Class of 2020,

It has been my absolute honor to have witnessed your many accomplishments and milestones since you began your high school journey in 2016. I have had the honor of attending many of your special events and I’ve also enjoyed your attendance at our Board of Education meetings. You have always left me awestruck by your talents and abilities. As you prepare to move forward, I know you take with you all of your happy memories, friendships formed, challenges faced, and goals reached.

I know 2020 has been the year that some may not want to focus on, but I hope you know that everything you faced this year will be one of the most important lessons of your life. You’ve learned how to face adversity with flexibility and open mindedness. As Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, “There are uses for adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested; difficulty can tap unexpected strengths.”

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Here’s to you Class of 2020. I know you will continue to rise up to challenges and make us proud. Go out and find your passion and make this world a better place. We know you can do it. You’ve already shown us.

On behalf of the entire Wayne Board of Education: Congratulations!

Catherine Kazan
Wayne Board of Education