Alumni Foundation Produces 2020 Commencement Publication
In April 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic shutdown, we invited alumni to reach out, with notes of encouragement, to the 2020 Senior Class. To share their experience, and words of wisdom on how to meet and excel in challenging times. Engage with Seniors to empower our students, to shift their perspective, find opportunities to help, and reimagine their future!
The notes have been compiled within the 2020 Commencement publication, we are delighted to share it with you.
Here is an excerpt from Debbie Heldman's letter to the Class of 2020
Congratulations on your graduation!
Whew, who could have predicted the convoluted twists and turns that altered the path to your remarkable achievement. 2020 literally and figuratively tested you. The Covid-19 global pandemic turned your world topsy-turvy; adjusting to online learning, reconfiguration of high-stakes testing, altered college admission processes, social distancing at a time you wish to be holding friends close, and relinquishing cherished traditions.
Your end-of-year expectations were derailed. And yet, it is worth remembering, life will present you obstacles, it is through navigating challenges we develop our strength, determination, and brilliance.
The following pages represent a step-by-step walk through of your graduation ceremony. Though this in no way can replace the real thing, hopefully it will represent recognition of your achievement and encouragement from Alumni. They know what it means to be a WHHS graduate and the value that degree holds.
Best of luck to all of you! Make use of the skills you have honed for six years under the dome.
Sursum Ad Summum!
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE 2020 COMMENCEMENT PUBLICATION: