Many graduating students are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike with other graduates before them, they had to graduate in the most unconventional ways. Educational institutions are now conducting virtual graduation ceremonies to honour the hard work, perseverance, and determination of students despite being quarantined and finishing their education online.
Graduation is a traditional ceremony meant to be enjoyed and remembered by students and in order for them to make this day special, many celebrities pitched in to share some messages for the graduating class of 2020.
Just recently, Selena Gomez surprised many immigrant students on their graduation during the YouTube livestreaming of Define American. The 27-year-old singer and actress shared a very inspiring message to those immigrants graduating from high school and college.
During the #Immigrant 2020 Virtual Commencement, she started by saying congratulations to the immigrants and though it was a virtual ceremony, it was also very real especially to the families, the graduates and the communities. She continued by saying that all of them matter and the experiences they have are a big part of American story.
The songstress talked about how she and her family moved from Mexico to the US to pursue their American dreams. She shared that she’s a proud third generation American-Mexican and that her family’s journey as well as their sacrifices helped her to get where she is today. She also said that hers is not a unique story and that everybody else has a similar tale.
In addition, Selena reminded them that they should celebrate their accomplishments. Regardless of where their family came from, they’ve taken action to be educated and make their families proud and at the same time open their worlds. She added that she’s sending her love and congratulations to all of them. Finally, she hoped that they will set off to be what they want to be.- Advertisement -
This wasn’t the first time that the singer sent an inspiring message because she also did the same earlier this month during the livestreaming of the #Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Class of 2020.
According to her message, it’s okay to not know what their exact next steps would be and that it’s also okay to not know what they will do for the rest of their lives. She also told them that finding your direction or passions is a journey, so don’t get frustrated when you make mistakes.