A Message To All High School Graduates

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I want to take an opportunity to offer congratulations to all our High School graduating classes of 2020 in Sault Ste. Marie.

This has been such a challenging year for all of us.

To Teachers, staff and all those involved in making our school system run, thank you for your leadership and perseverance to help guide our students through turbulent times. You have taken action to facilitate learning in a new format to teach our students online. Thank you for everything you have done to make this a successful school year.

To Parents, you have had to adjust your entire way of life, thank you for your patience and all of your hard work. I commend and thank you for doing what is best to ensure our students could complete their studies successfully and move on to future endeavours.

And mostly, thank you to our students. Thank you for working so hard to get through this period. I know you have had to change how you learn. I know you have been forced out of your schools and away from your friends, and that’s been an incredible challenge. You have overcome, you have triumphed and you are going to be stronger as a result.

So to you all I say congratulations! And I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.

Please enjoy your celebrations, be safe and take care. I look forward to your future contributions to Sault Ste. Marie.