The Class of 2020. Tomorrow, my oldest son, Andrew, will be receiving his diploma here at our home from one of his teachers who will be paying him a personal visit. After 13 years of carpools, tutoring, ball games, late-night finals cramming, (and maybe a few visits to the Dean's office), this is not exactly the au revoir that we'd expected!
In fact, all of the Classes of 2020 throughout the world share in a collective unconventional nod to their academic achievements. Sure, it would have been nice to hoot & holler as he walks across that stage, but we all must remember that the lifelong commitment leading up to that cherished diploma can never be defined by a single day or moment.
Just ask 94-year old Amy Craton, who, after putting her own aspirations on hold since 1964 to raise a family, received her Bachelor's Degree - sporting a 4.0 GPA! Though she didn't get to "walk" either, her zest for learning has only just begun, "It feels good to graduate, to finish that part of my life, but I feel that I'm still on that road. I have much more to learn." Go Amy! 👏
What an honor it is to be a graduate. Salud to the Class of 2020!🥂