Statement by Premier King to the Class of 2020

Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King issued the following statement to the graduating class of 2020:

“To the graduating class of 2020, I offer you my sincerest congratulations on this important achievement in your lives. 

While this hasn’t been the senior year you wanted or expected to experience, you have been resilient and creative in adapting to the challenges put before you over the past few months. COVID-19 has changed our world in unimaginable ways. Through it all, you have changed the way you live, work, study and interact with each other. You have kept each other safe by staying apart. 

I know that this has been difficult, but you have seized the opportunity to celebrate this milestone in your life the best way you can. I am so proud of the leadership shown by this year’s graduating class in finding innovative ways to carry on with the important tradition of holding graduation ceremonies. Graduation marks an important passage into the next phase of your life and a time when you begin to chart your own path forward. 

As you receive your diploma this week, know that we are all celebrating with you. You have a bright future ahead of you. Continue being brave. Continue being bold. Continue fighting for what you believe in. Continue making history, and be proud of who you are. 

Congratulations, and Happy Graduation Week to the Class of 2020!” 

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