I won’t lie, it’s been pretty difficult having to accept the fact that I can’t walk across the stage with the people I walked the high school halls with for the last four years. Class of 2020 didn’t get to close out this current chapter of their lives the right way, but we’ve been making the best of a bad situation. We’ve also got some good things out of the deal, too. Teyana Taylor made a song and music video dedicated to us!
When speaking about the new track on her Instagram, Taylor said, “Congratulations to the class of 2020, YOU MADE IT!! PEACE & LOVE!” The video spotlights graduates in the class of 2020 since we aren’t able to graduate in the traditional way. The graduation ceremony in the music video shows a group of graduates on screens attached to chairs to mimic an actual graduation ceremony. It was a real pick-me-up and I love the song and video.
Speaking of graduates, Quavo, from the Migos, decided at age 29 he wanted to finish getting his high school education. The rapper posted a pic in his cap and gown on Instagram saying, “Finally Can Say I Graduated High School Class Of 2020. We Lit 🔥Now What College Should I Go To? 🧐” That fact that Quavo went back to get his GED is such a huge deal. Despite the fact that it wasn’t completely necessary for him to go back, especially considering how successful he is as a rapper, he chose to finish what he started and be a positive role model for his supporters. This just goes to show that it’s never too late to accomplish a goal, no matter what it is.
We’re proud of you Quavo! We’re also proud of all the other 2020 graduates. Things may not be happening exactly how you want them to, but your hard work will never go unnoticed. Congratulations class of 2020!
By Cierra Lemott, Senior, Brooks College Prep
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