You did it! You survived distance, hybrid, and in-person learning to become the most resilient class of graduates that the world has ever seen. Here at AJ Tutoring, we are so proud of the young adults that you have become and cannot wait to see how you shape the future. There is going to be a lot of advice, wisdom, and fun stories coming your way during graduation season, but we wanted to throw a little more your way!
Chelsea Greene: It’s important to remember what high school taught you: how to learn. Yes, you probably won’t need to find the derivatives of logarithmic functions or how to balance chemical equations every day, but the act of taking in a bunch of information, distilling it down to what you need to know, and then applying it will be invaluable!
Lee Miller: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” – Hillel the Elder
Patrick Hennes: ““Kid, you’ll move mountains.” – Dr. Seuss
Elizabeth Emery: As a Notre Dame Belmont graduate, Go Tigers, her graduation occurred at the very small St. Pius! Due to limited seating, everyone was given a recording of the ceremony. Her notoriously late uncle was one of the lucky few invited. On the recording, you can see him walk in late, wave to her, scan the church looking for the rest of her family, and, if you know where to look, you can see her mom slide down in her seat so he can’t find her. He ended up having to stand in the back the whole time, so he sticks out every time the camera pans to the audience. This embarrassing moment was memorialized forever on everyone’s DVD!
Now cue the Pomp and Circumstance and straighten your tassels! At the end of the day remember to stay present and soak up the moment. Congratulations seniors!