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Applause for the Class of 2021

In the coming days, each of our area high schools — with the exception the Tidioute County Christian School, whose ceremony already happened — will hold their commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021.

If you are fortunate enough to attend one of these events to see someone you care about walk across that stage, be handed a diploma and then toss their cap into the air, we urge you to be proud and show that young person how much you support him or her for how hard and long they’ve worked to get there.

This year’s graduating seniors have had to endure a final year in high school unlike any that has come before it. From the modified schedules, to remote learning, to the on-again, off-again nature of extracurricular activities to just having to deal with wearing an uncomfortable mask all day in school, it would have been easy to become frustrated or to wonder if it was all really worth it.

But now that the day to graduate has arrived, or soon will, we feel confident in saying our area senior classes know that enduring this year has better prepared them for whatever unpleasantness life or their careers may throw their way.

Commencement day is one for celebration. We urge you to recognize and be rightfully proud of all our young people embarking on that rite of passage from adolesence to adulthood.

We congratulate the Class of 2021 and know that whatever you’ll achieve and wherever you’ll achieve it, Warren County will always be your home and that we can always proudly call you one of our own.

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