May 19, 2020
Hillary Clinton, the former American Secretary of State, has joined in the rank of notable names to celebrate 2020's graduating class. She made sure to do so with some grace.
Yesterday, the seasoned politician shared a picture of herself in her graduation fit. The picture showed her looking candidly at the distance as she graduated from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, in 1969.
The image is one of the many throwbacks of Hillary, that are available on the Internet. In her caption, she explained that everyone has fear within them, but most people never have the time to confront it.
The post was a promo for her commencement speech, which she made in partnership with iHeart Radio. Since a new graduating class is set to go out, several schools have used video conferencing and other tools to offer commencement speeches.
Hillary's speech is available to all members of this year's graduating class. In it, she congratulated everyone, saying:
"Despite the fact that we can't be together today, I'm no less inspired by you. Wherever you are and whatever you're setting out to do. I salute you."
The former Secretary of State went on to speak about the topic of fear, and how best to confront it, especially amid a new phase of life. She also admitted that the past four years have been troubling for college students.
The fact that they're graduating amid a global pandemic only punctuates that. Still, she believes that this generation has more qualities to lead and thieve.
The commencement speeches from celebrities have been pouring in from all over the country.
Hillary has been rather active on social media recently. Apart from the commencement speech, she made a lovely tribute on Mother's Day, last week.
To mark the day, the former First Lady shared a picture of herself with her mother, Dorothy Rodham, and her daughter, Chelsea. The image was from Chelsea's wedding ceremony back in 2010. Hillary captioned it:
"Happy Mother's Day to these two mothers dearest to my heart."
The commencement speeches from celebrities have been pouring in from all over the country. Earlier this month, Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, and Kevin Hart teamed up with Chase Bank for a virtual graduation ceremony.
The celebrities had tagged the ceremony "Show Me Your Walk." They encouraged graduates to send in videos of themselves practicing their graduation walk. Stephen also gave a moving commencement speech.
Several other notable names, including LeBron James and Barack Obama, have pitched in too. All of them have appreciated the graduates and shared hopeful messages for the life that lays ahead.
As far as commencement speeches go, the class of 2020 will have quite a lot to listen to. The pandemic might have scrapped their graduation ceremony, but they've still managed to make their graduation a memorable one.