Dear Class of 2023,
Congratulations on reaching this important milestone in your academic journey! Graduating from high school is a significant achievement, and we commend you for all of the hard work and dedication that you have put into your education so far.
As you prepare to leave high school and embark on the next chapter of your lives, we want to remind you that the world is full of opportunity and possibility. Whether you choose to pursue higher education, enter the workforce, or take a gap year to explore your interests and passions, there are countless paths available to you.
It is important to remember that success looks different for everyone. Don’t measure your accomplishments against those of your peers or societal expectations. Instead, focus on setting goals that are meaningful to you and working diligently to achieve them.
You are our future.
As you move forward, don’t be afraid to take risks and try new things. Failure is a natural part of the learning process, and it is through our mistakes that we often find our greatest opportunities for growth and development.
Finally, on graduation day we want you to live in the moment. As you get ready to step on the stage, listen for them to call out your name and once you are on the stage stop and look out into the crowd. Take note of how proud everyone is of you and how they are cheering for you. As you exit the stage, notice of the diploma in your hand. Notice how it feels because this is a day that you dreamed of and it’s finally here. Flash a huge smile as the photographer takes a picture of you for the first time as a high school graduate. You did it. This is your moment. Be proud of yourself because we are so proud of you.
We wish you all the best as you begin this exciting new chapter in your lives, and we have no doubt that you will go on to accomplish great things.
Stephanie and Tisha