Go forth and serve

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Commencement is upon us, and our experiences at Lower Merion are behind us. I don’t know about the rest of you, but to me graduation feels a little anticlimactic in comparison to everything that happened this past year. 

Although graduation may be the most “normal” thing to have happened to us recently, it does not lessen the significance of that achievement. Graduating high school is a big deal, especially considering the hoops we’ve had to jump through. I’m proud to have been a part of the progress that we’ve made as a school, and I’m even more proud of the enthusiasm of our younger peers to keep moving forward. 

Whether you’re going off to college, vocational training, the workforce, or somewhere else, I can say with certainty that we are prepared for what the future holds. I say this with confidence because I have had the privilege of being a part of the Lower Merion community. I have witnessed the resilience of our student body during tough times, the intense drive to make our school more equitable and accepting, the kindness of strong friendships, the wide ranging passions for academics, arts, and athletics, and the unyielding strength of our character. 

At the risk of being cliché, I will say this: we have all of our lives to look forward to. We have the opportunity to explore, to learn, to fail, to persevere, and to achieve great things! With all of this opportunity in front of us, let’s lean into our passions, fight for what we believe in, and never give up. 

I’m sincerely grateful for the wonderful teachers, staff, and students at Lower Merion. I truly believe that Lower Merion is a special place because of our people and the strength of our community. We came in to learn, and now it’s time to go forth and serve. 

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