Appreciated John Lovick’s virtual address to Lake Stevens grads

For the graduating class of 2020, instead of getting a big ceremony, a senior party, and lots of backyard BBQs, this graduation year ended in a whimper. I was at one of many tiny backyard graduation ceremonies on June 20; this one was for two boys I have watched grow up into fine young men, two of my son’s closest friends who are graduating and moving on to college in the fall.

I spoke with State Rep. John Lovick and told him what I was doing that evening, and he asked if he could say a few words to them. That is how Lovick became the commencement speaker at a Lake Stevens High School 2020 graduation ceremony.

Using Facetime, John delivered inspiring words of hope and of the future. He encouraged graduates to never stop learning, to take responsibility for their actions, and to never give up on anything.

Thank you, Rep. Lovick, for being there for our youth, for showing them leadership and compassion, and being an inspiration. I appreciate you, and those boys and their parents will never forget your kindness at their very small but very special graduation ceremony. tonight

Robin McGee

Lake Stevens

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