Butte High and Butte Central Class(es) of 2020, we are so sorry that you missed so much of your senior-year experience.
At the same time, we are mightily impressed with your intelligence and accomplishments.
You have handled the COVID situation with incredible grace and maturity.
Various characteristics have been attributed to the people of Butte America – depending on who’s doing the attributing. But we’ll take tough, brave and big-hearted for starters – and you’ve shown us all of the above.
From the Bulldogs’ epic football season to the Maroons’ basketball crown, from Catherine Russo’s world-class swimming to Tommy Mellott’s multisport performances, you have excelled at sport.
But you have also excelled in academics, in character and in citizenship.
You deserved a better 2020, but we couldn’t possibly have had a better Class of 2020 — “class” being the operative word.
We congratulate every one of you, and your parents.
Whether you decide to take on the world, to devote yourself to making Butte an even better place — or both! — we wish you the very best.
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