It has been a unique year for us all, but it has been especially difficult for those graduating in the class of 2020. From cancellations of spring sporting events, prom, and graduation — to dealing with the absence of friends and the camaraderie of the classroom, these students have shown tremendous resilience. Our character is often measured by how we react in the face of adversity. These seniors have been able to overcome, band together, and complete a major life achievement amid a global pandemic.
I want to personally congratulate all the graduating seniors in the class of 2020 from Letcher County and Jenkins Independent for achieving this accomplishment. As you begin your journey either at the next level of education or in a career, I wish you nothing but the best and success in all of your endeavors. You have demonstrated your strength throughout challenging times. Now may you go forth, remain strong, and live out your dreams.