Michelle Obama is sending her warmest wishes to the class of 2022 as they begin the next phase of their lives!
On Wednesday, the Reach Higher program shared a video on Twitter of the former First Lady expressing her congratulations to both college and high school graduates.
“I am so, so proud of you. You just accomplished an extraordinary feat during one of the most extraordinary times in our history,” she began.
“From navigating virtual learning, to working hard to complete assignments on time, to finding ways to stay involved at your high school or your college, you have managed to make the most of these last four years, and I could not be more proud of you.”
“Now, it’s time for a new chapter in your life to begin. If you are a high school graduate, hopefully, you’re off to community college, maybe military training, maybe a trade school, or a university. If you’re finishing college, you may be searching for jobs or getting ready for grad school, maybe you’re making a big move to a new city – and I know all of it, all of it can feel daunting,” she said.
“I know there are moments when you’d probably rather just turn back and go back to where you started,” she continued.
“But if there’s anything I’ve learned about all of you over these past couple of years is that you are resilient, and you’re flexible. And above all, you’re capable of achieving anything you set your mind to,” she said.
The First Lady wished the graduating class of 2022 luck in all of their future endeavors before concluding the video, which she partially captioned, “I believe in you and will be rooting for you every step of the way.”
Congrats to the Class of 2022! You’ve persevered through one of the most extraordinary times in our history, and now it’s time to make your mark on our world. I believe in you and will be rooting for you every step of the way! 🎓🎉👏🏾 https://t.co/7GYhBA9mTm
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 22, 2022