Congratulations to the class of 2020, you’ll always have a story to tell. The one word that I will forever associate with the Class of 2020 and those who helped them get there is: Resilient.
Definition of resilient from Merriam-Webster
: characterized or marked by resilience: such as
a: capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture
b: tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
All involved as a part of the Class of 2020 have exhibited resiliency in spades. Everyone from the students, parents, teachers, and administrators have shown resiliency during the events of this pandemic. The normal end of year ceremonies and traditions have been adjusted and changed. There has been a lot of lemonade made lately through creative events such as: parades to honor the graduates, alternative graduations, online proms, etc.
The majority of what I observe from the Class of 2020 has focused on the journey to get here and not what they’ve lost. This mindset will serve them well as they embark on the journey to adulthood. Most would agree that change is happening at a faster rate now than ever before, and maybe that constant change has created this resilient characteristic in the Class of 2020.
My hope is that this resiliency will help them navigate their financial lives as they enter college and the work force. The Class of 2020 has shown they can use different tools to succeed and as they enter adulthood, the tools at their disposal to succeed financially is growing rapidly. Congratulations again to the Class of 2020. I look forward to witnessing your future successes.
Post author: Jamieson Mackay, CCUFC
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