Celebrating the Class of 2021


To conclude our Current Events weekly resource for this school year, Civics Learning Project is congratulating the Class of 2021! Whether it’s seniors graduating from high school, 8th graders moving up into high school, or 5th graders moving up into middle school, we’re celebrating this milestone for students throughout Oregon.

We also want to acknowledge this has been quite a year and a half for all students and teachers, regardless of age or grade level. We hope that you can take some inspiration from these words, no matter what the coming year holds for you.

To end the 2020-2021 school year, you’ll find below a more brief version of our usual Current Event. We’ve collected links and a special video with advice from CLP staff, Board members, and our friends at the Lane County Circuit Courthouse to help congratulate the Class of 2021.

21 valuable pieces of advice from the best graduation speeches of all time, Business Insider, May 18, 2020

16 Best Graduation Speeches That Leave a Lasting Impression, Teen Vogue, April 17, 2020

Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021(iHeart Radio Podcast)