This Is What Graduation Really Looked Like for the Class of 2020

Things were just a little different this year for graduation

You graduated with masks.

You had drive-through graduations.

You socially distanced, and we thank you for helping to keep us safe.

But some things, the most important things, remained the same.

You made grandma proud.

You achieved academically-big time.

You kicked up your heels, and threw your caps in the air.

You positively glowed.

You popped the cork on the bubbly.

You made us proud.

You carried us and we carried you.

And, we your parents, friends and neighbors could not be any prouder.

Class of 2020, we can’t wait to see where you go from here.

We love you.


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About Helene Wingens

Helene Wingens has always been passionate about painting pictures with words. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology and three years later from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In a year long clerkship for an appellate judge Helene honed her writing skills by drafting weekly appellate memoranda. She practiced law until she practically perfected it and after taking a brief twenty year hiatus to raise her three children she began writing a personal blog Her essays have been published in: Scary Mommy, Kveller, The Forward, and Grown and Flown where she is Managing Editor. You can visit Helene's website here

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