Congrats to 25 new graduates!

Pima County Public Library is proud to present this video celebration for Career Online High School's class of 2020!

Today, we're celebrating the accomplishments of 25 Career Online High School, opens a new window graduates—the largest graduating class since the program launched in 2016! The video celebration includes short clips from library staff who closely supported the program, and the graduates' Academic Coaches, who encouraged and helped students every step of the way. Library staff and coaches were extremely excited to celebrate students' achievements. We extend our warmest congratulations for their hard work and dedication.

The highlight of the video is a series of photos of the nine graduates who participated in the celebration. They provide a touching visual representation of a traditional graduation ceremony (complete with Pomp and Circumstance playing in the background!). Three of the graduates also contributed written, pride-filled motivational messages about their accomplishments and hope for others watching.

Graduate Joy says, "I joined this program so I could finish and prove to myself I could do it, not only for myself, but for my children. I wanted to show them it doesn't matter how long it takes to accomplish something, it's the satisfaction of finishing. Nothing is out of reach if you want it bad enough." Crystal says, "No matter your challenges, there is a way to overcome. Your will to achieve your diploma should be greater than the challenges you face. Remember, you can do anything and achieve anything." 

Captioning is available in both English and Spanish. Subtítulos disponibles en inglés y español.

The Library wishes to thank the Pima Library Foundation, opens a new window, the Friends of the Pima County Public Library, opens a new window, the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library, opens a new window, and the Friends of the Library: Green Valley & Sahuarita, opens a new window for their financial support. Their generous support of Career Online High School has resulted in the awarding of more than 150 scholarships, including those received by these graduates. 

by Marisol N., Library Associate, Community Engagement Office