While this time of year is bittersweet for graduating seniors, this year has been an especially emotional one. 2020 has been a particularly tumultuous and confusing time for Nashvillians. For my students, it’s been no different. COVID-19 and the tornado exacerbated their existing anxieties as young adults on the verge of a new chapter in their life. Many also nervously wait for a DACA Supreme Court decision that will undoubtedly impact their futures. Nevertheless, my seniors remained unwavered and committed. I’m so proud to have been their Escalera coordinator and I am happy that we were able to put together a photo booth for them. I am happy to see their pride glowing in their parents’ eyes and confidence with which they stood up, certificate in hand, and smiled at their futures, hard-earned and bright. I’m glad that we were able to capture those moments in our cameras so that when we all look back to the memories of this year, we’ll know it wasn’t all bad. We’ll remember our Escalera community and how our students, parents, and Escalera Coordinators supported and lifted each other and things were OK.