While traditional high school graduations have been cancelled this year because of COVID-19, I want to make sure that the students who were chosen to speak at their ceremonies still have an opportunity to be heard.
If you are a valedictorian or a salutatorian in Santa Clara County who was scheduled to speak at your graduation, please email me a video of your remarks and I will post it on all of my social media channels.
The videos should be a maximum of three minutes long. Send them, along with a notice from your school that you were valedictorian, salutatorian, or other scheduled graduation speaker, to Cindy.Chavez@bos.sccgov.org
I will be posting the speeches on social media throughout the rest of May and the month of June until every student’s speech has been shared.
On May 12, I was honored to have Alex Garcia, a graduating senior from Downtown College Prep Alum Rock, give the invocation at the beginning of the Board of Supervisors meeting. You can view it here
beginning at the 11:20 mark.
Alex gave an amazing speech. I know he is going on to a great future first at UC Berkeley and then in life.
Congratulations to him and to every member of the Class of 2020!
Speaking of graduation speeches, if you did not have a chance to see former President Barack Obama’s funny and moving speech to the Class of 2020 over the weekend you can see it here