May 9, 2020
Unfortunately, graduation is looking very different this year. I know first hand because both of my sons are Seniors this year and were set to graduate in May. I was all set to travel to AR this week to see my son, Lucas graduate from The University of Arkansas and my youngest son, Andrew was suppose to graduate from Austin High School at the end of May. Now, due to Coronavirus, both graduations have been rescheduled for a later date and all of our plans with family and friends have been postponed.
If you’re in the same boat, you know how disappointing this feels. Graduation ceremonies are important . They recognize and honor the hard work and achievement of the graduate… and they’re a rite of passage.
I’m determined to celebrate their accomplishments and make their graduation as special as can be. So even though my sons might not be walking across a stage to receive their diplomas we’ll be honoring and celebrating them in our own way. We’ll have virtual celebrations with extended family and close friends and celebrate each of them.
To all of the graduates who will put on a cap and gown and participate in a virtual graduation ceremony instead of the one that was originally planned we celebrate you! We hope that you will be able to participate in your school ceremony at a later date and will be able to sit with your fellow graduates and celebrate. CONGRATULATIONS 2020 GRADUATES!!!!