My fellow graduates, as I look around this room, I see the faces that I, and many others, have grown up with since we were 5 years old. And I also see the same emotions register across everyone’s minds. Happiness that we made it to today, relief that we’re finally out of high school, sadness that it’s all over, but also, maybe the strongest, fear. Fear that we’ll never see each other again after today. Fear that we aren’t making the right decision in life. Even fear that we are, but we won’t live up to it. The overwhelming question you may be asking yourself is “What happens now?” Well, maybe the better question to ask is, “What won’t happen?” As we leave the safe bubble of Lyon County High School and grow into adulthood, we’ll experience so many different paths in life, those that include both celebrations and challenges. Whether it be studying in college, putting your passion into the workforce, or even serving our country in the military, each one of you, myself included, will experience something completely different, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. The things we’ve learned have given us the confidence to make our own way in life instead of comparing ourselves to other people. Don’t listen to anyone that wants to tell you that they know what’s best for you, because only you know that. The hope I have for each of you is that you live a life that truly makes you happy. And if you ever wake up and realize that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to make a change. So, Class of 2020, the next time you find yourself worrying “What happens now?” just remember the answer to that is, whatever you want. Thank you!