June 4, 2020

Hello.

Congratulations on making it. I know this year was a little rough at times with all of the tough decisions that you were having to make regarding your future, this COVID-19 shutdown and you struggled through and made it.  This shows the world that they are to not mess with anyone from the Class of 2020, as you will overcome your roadblocks and do what you need to do to survive.

Being able to work with you as a teacher made it extremely easy because you were one that would work and do the necessary jobs to make sure that everything was done correctly and on time. Often I would sit up in front and ask where everyone was with the work and almost all of you were done, or finishing it up.  I could not be prouder of everything that you've accomplished this year and for having been on top of your schoolwork and other activities. As with everything in life there were bumps along the way where difficult things needed to get changed or decisions had to be made, but seeing you overcome these challenges and these issues showed me the strength that you truly have. I know you're going to go the distance and you're going to make great strides in everything you do.

Make sure you always follow your dreams and do what's best for you. You're going to have many people try to influence you and get you to do things their way but stand your ground and do what you feel is best for you. Know that I will always have your back and support you in any way shape or form and that I am always just a phone call away. I am here even if you are on the other side of the earth and you need somebody to talk to about anything, know that I am there for you and will always be here for you.

Stay true to yourself, go and get your degrees or trainings or employment so that you can do what you want to do. And know that on the first day that you have a job in your chosen field, I will be there to smile and cheer you on.

Yours truly,

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Richard Haga