Padres and County Office of Education Partner to Congratulate San Diego High School Graduates

The Class of 2020 is handling the coronavirus like a champ. But virtual graduations just don’t offer the level of pomp and circumstance our grads deserve. So all over the state, VIPs have been stepping up to make this important milestone more memorable.

The San Diego Padres are just the latest example. They teamed up with the San Diego County Office of Education last week to honor San Diego graduates who have had to make do with virtual ceremonies.

In a video featuring Padres third baseman Ty France (see above), graduates were urged to “have faith in your ability to create new memories and milestones" and make the most of this unfortunate situation.” The entire Padres team extended its congratulations to the graduates of 2020.

“Our seniors are not only missing out on interacting with friends and teachers, but also the loss of experiences and memories like graduation and prom," said Dr. Paul Gothold, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools. "We are thankful our hometown team came through for our students as they move on to the next stage of their lives."