The “Forever FLOTUS”, Michelle Obama, has shared what has become an annual tradition—a message of congratulations to this year’s graduating class.
In the video shared to Twitter as part of her Reach Higher initiative, Mrs. Obama congratulated both college and high school graduates saying, “I am so, so proud of you. You just accomplished an extraordinary feat during one of the most extraordinary times in our history.”
"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," Mrs. Obama continued—elegantly coiffed and styled in an all-black ensemble.
"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, comfortingly.
"I know there are moments when you'd probably rather just turn back and go back to where you started. 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 added.
As she prepared to close, she noted, “I believe in you and will be rooting for you every step of the way.” Mrs. Obama then wished all of the graduates best luck in their future endeavors.
Mrs. Obama is the host of The Michelle Obama Podcast and earlier this month, she and former President Barack Obama sent birthday messages to their youngest daughter, Sasha, who recently turned 21. The former First Lady lauded Sasha as a “beautiful, independent, compassionate, highly capable young woman,” who will always be her “littlest pea.”