Maharishi School bids farewell to Class of 2020
FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Graduates at Maharishi School are getting three days to celebrate their commencement.
Celebrations kicked off with a farewell ceremony Thursday night.
“Graduating Class of 2020, let’s give ourselves a big round of applause,” Thu Tran said to her classmates Thursday.
All 15 graduating seniors gave speeches, some in-person, and there were a few who addressed the in-person crowd via video conference.
Among this year’s group of graduates is Jaiden Jarmosco. She delivered her farewell message with a series of uplifting letters to her younger self.
“Dear freshman Jaiden,” she said. “You are about to take on quite a journey these next four years….
… Dear senior Jaiden …
…this year comes to an end during a global pandemic this has taught you that your productivity does not define your worth, and you are truly never alone, no matter how hard it gets.”
Other graduates who spoke Thursday dedicated their message to rising seniors.
“Embrace your time here,” said Maharishi graduate Anh “Percy” Phan. “Every single minute that passes by is an opportunity for you to improve yourself.”
Thursday was night one of a three-part graduation ceremony.
On Friday, Maharishi teachers are scheduled to deliver their tribute to the Class of 2020. Students will then receive their diplomas on Saturday.
Anyone who attends this weekend’s celebration is being asked to wear a mask—and to practice social distancing.
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