To our 2020 graduates, we commend you on your incredible accomplishments along your academic journey with us. More importantly, we celebrate the amazing opportunities you're about to pursue and the life-changing goals we know you will achieve. You are SENIOR STRONG, and SCS and the 901 community couldn't be more proud of you - our future leaders!
This is only the first step in our salute to the Class of 2020. Please continue to check back for more updates throughout the summer as scheduled graduation activities for June and July are finalized.
Again, we congratulate you and thank you for representing SCS with pride. You are always a part of our family! Be sure to share your graduation excitement using #SCSSeniorStrong
Barack Obama: "Graduating is a big achievement under any circumstances––let alone during a pandemic... What remains true is that your graduation marks your passage into adulthood––the time when you begin to take charge of your own life... Be fearless. Always do what you think is right. And work to build a community. No one does big things all by themselves.
Hillary Clinton: "Your generation has always embodied the principle that we can solve more problems together than we can alone. That has to start with someone, and why not you? After all, as one of my favorite Americans Eleanor Roosevelt said, human rights begin in small places, close to home. So does all the progress we want and need.
Lebron James:" It is time to chase every dream, accept every challenge, strive for greatness, honor every promise and recommit to your community.
Oprah Winfrey:" I know you may not feel like it, but you are, indeed, the chosen class for such a time as this, the class of 2020. You're also a united class, the pandemic class, that has the entire world striving to graduate with you. Even though there may not be pomp because of our circumstances, never has a graduating class been called to step into the future with more purpose, vision, passion, and energy and hope.
John Legend:" The key to success, the key to happiness is opening your mind and your heart to love, spending your time doing things you love with people you love. I believe that during uncertain and trying times, we must lean on love to show us our clearest path forward and that when you trust what your heart is telling you, love will be your North Star.
Bill Gates:" The important thing to remember about career paths is that they don't have to last forever, and when I was in my 20s, I thought I'd always worked in software. I never saw myself working in philanthropy or on global health at all, let alone leaving behind my job at Microsoft to do it full-time. As you get older, your interests and your skills will evolve. My advice is to be open to change. Don't be afraid to try something new.
Tom Hanks:" The future is always uncertain, but we who celebrate what you have done, who celebrate all of your achievements, we are certain of one thing on this day: You will not let us down.
Simone Biles:" I know you're missing what is supposed to be your medal ceremony, but that ceremony doesn't change a thing. You've already won. We are so proud of everything you've accomplished. You did it.
Megan Rapinoe:" I know first-hand the power of a movement led by and for the next generation. You are that next generation. Take the torch and leave your mark. Put your stake in the ground and build the future that you want and you believe in and fight like hell to do it.
Mary J. Blige:" These hard and uncomfortable times do not define our identity. The only thing a trial like this can show us is what we're made of, and you are everything amazing and phenomenal. It's not about a perfect performance, but a sincere heart, drive, determination and strength.
Steven Spielberg:" A real dream is something that not only hangs on to you but you will hang onto it. And it will power you through every obstacle that people and your environment will throw against you.
Meet all of our 2020 high school Valedictorians and Salutatorians while reliving our virtual scholars celebration, "Honoring Excellence.