To the class of 2021, first of all congratulations! You have made quite the accomplishment finishing school and making it to graduation, but I want to tell you there is so much more.

You may feel like graduation is the most important day in your life and for right now it is! I remember people saying, graduation feels like such a big deal right now but you will look back and it will be a another stepping stone in this thing we call life.  And they were right. There is so much out there in this big world for you to see and discover. Like Dr. Seuss said, "Oh the places you will go."

Remember not everyone is on the same path and not everyone is going to take the same road, but thing I do know is that there will be bumps and rough patches along the way. Life won't always be easy. There will be hard decisions to make and some people will stay in your life and some won't. Some of those people you think are gone forever may come back in your life 15 years from now and you will pick up right where you left off.

Follow your dreams, if there is something you really want to do, do it. As I always say JUMP! Don't be afraid, what's the worst thing that will happen? It won't work out and you will have learned something from it. Always take the chance because you don't want ever want to look back and regret not doing something. You will probably look back and regret a few things you did but that's ok, because hopefully you learned something from it.

XIANGYANG ZHANG