PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey declared today, May 20, 2020, Class of 2020 Celebration Day to recognize the thousands of graduating Arizona high school, trade school, community college, and university students.
“Students throughout the state have worked tirelessly to reach the major milestone of graduation,” said Governor Ducey. “These graduates have worked hard to earn their diplomas, certificates and advanced degrees — and many are the first in their family to do so. To all Class of 2020 graduates — Arizona is proud of your success and we wish you the very best in your next endeavor. Congratulations!”
View the proclamation HERE.
WHEREAS, thousands of Arizona high school, trade school, community college, and university students have achieved a major academic milestone; and
WHEREAS, these students have worked hard to earn diplomas, certificates, advanced degrees, and more; and
WHEREAS, Arizonans should applaud the perseverance and effort of students to achieve these goals and recognize students’ personal pride in graduating; and
WHEREAS, some students are the first in their family to earn a diploma, degree, or credential; and
WHEREAS, our graduates are the backbone of Arizona’s 21st century workforce and future leaders of our state; and
WHEREAS, we face unprecedented times in our local communities and throughout Arizona; and
WHEREAS, many graduates and their loved ones will not be able to participate in traditional graduation ceremonies and celebrations in spring 2020; and
WHEREAS, it is important that our graduates know all of Arizona recognizes their accomplishments, is proud of their successes, and looks forward to their next academic or professional steps; and
WHEREAS, our state encourages Arizonans to improve social connectedness and find unique ways to celebrate the Class of 2020.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim May 20, 2020, as
CLASS OF 2020 CELEBRATION DAY
and encourage all residents to join in safely celebrating Arizona’s graduates.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona
DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this eighteenth day of May in the year Two Thousand and Twenty and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Forty-Fourth.
SECRETARY OF STATE