By: Class President Jonathan Pierre
My fellow seniors:
I can’t believe it is all over: the cramming for tests, showing up late with Dunkin’ Donuts, and walking the halls as leaders of the school.
As the world around us is seemingly put on PAUSE, let’s not dwell on the things we’ve missed out on but instead celebrate all we have accomplished. As we close this chapter of our lives never forget that we, the Class of 2020, left our mark. We worked hard in the classroom, on the sports fields, on the stages and in our school community. We did this with compassion, kindness, and empathy.
We came in as freshmen uncertain and scared but despite the circumstances we are leaving as the best class to ever do it. We’ve grown together as a class that is collaborative and so close-knit one could call us a family.
We are also game-changers. Using our voice as students we have recognized the causes that we care about and committed time and energy to making the changes we wanted to see in our school community. Simply put, we get it done. And by any means necessary at that. There was no limit on what we could accomplish.
We, the Class of 2020, are one body composed of diverse individuals with particular backgrounds, passions, and skills. We’ve taken pride in who we are both as individuals and as a class. We each bring something to the table and we are truly extraordinary. Never forget that…even if we never enter the walls of Bedford High School again.
Let us also celebrate the things we are moving towards. With our intelligence, hard work, compassion, and countless other attributes we will surely leave our mark on the world as we have in our communities. As future medical professionals, lawyers, political activists, engineers, educators, and world-shakers, we look and move forward. We are about to overcome a global pandemic and once we do, the world is ours.
To the parents who are always there to pick us up when we can’t pick ourselves up: thank you. To teachers past and present who have shaped us as students and as adults about to enter the real world soon: thank you. You have all worked tirelessly to make sure that we as seniors are celebrated and honored and we are grateful.
Cheers to new beginnings and sad endings,