A I graduated during a pandemic and not having graduation as a first-generation student was hard. I was really upset. Especially knowing that I worked 14 hours/week, did 20 hours/week of school, and was involved in many organizations. I guess part of me felt like I had earned a ceremony. Now I plan on celebrating with my second graders the last day of school (June 18th).
We want to throw a big party and dress up and recognize our accomplishments over the year. In my opinion, celebrating with eight-year-olds is even better than graduating with college students.