Video: This senior just delivered the most heartfelt message to her school
Who would you like to thank? Class of 2020 senior, ReeseHelene knew exactly what she wanted to say upon receiving the request from Granda Hills Charter to leave a personalized video message to help the school celebrate the graduating Class of 2020.
"Hi! I will miss my deaf community at school including: Ms. Steen the ASL teacher, Ms. Flowers the deaf and hard of hearing teacher, and our interpreters. I love you guys, I will miss you, stay awesome. And thank you for helping me accept my deaf identity. I love you. Reese will miss you." - ReeseHelene, Granada Hills Charter Graduate
The digital time capsule entitled, "Love for the Class of 2020" encourages students, staff, teachers, families, alumni and community members to send in encouraging messages to help lift spirits during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Although this isn’t the way anyone expected graduation to unfold, the School is none-the-less grateful to be able to celebrate through rapidly evolving technologies in the digital age.
"Our School believes that our students, and their accomplishments, are at the center of all we do; and our teachers, our staff, our families and friends have walked this journey alongside each of them. Commencement ceremonies are landmark events to be cherished and shared with loved ones. In the spirit of those bonds, the Class of 2020 is to be celebrated in spite of these global and uncertain times," said Executive Director, Brian Bauer in a video address to the School earlier this year.
This year’s graduating class was forged in fire. Growing up in the aftermath of 9/11, riding the wave of social media, and finding their voice through activism and social issues; they now sacrifice their senior spring for the health and safety of this country. Faced with issues beyond control, they venture bravely into the world with a resolve to overcome any obstacle. This year’s senior class embodies the resilience and hope in all of us, and we cannot wait to see how they will overcome and soar.
Granada Hills Charter is planning to launch a virtual graduation ceremony on the evening of Thursday, June 4, 2020.