U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD8th) told the Albert Einstein High School Class of 2022 to find their own path and always remember they can thrive despite setbacks.
“For anyone who has struggled in life, in academics or classes or maybe never found the right sport – or maybe you had to miss out on extra curriculars because you had to work a job or take care of your siblings – I just want you to know that everyone in life suffers hardships and setbacks in life.”
He then told the roughly 400 graduates of the school in Kensington Friday morning, “You will always have the power to walk on, thrive and find your path that is yours and magically yours alone.”
“You’ve got to be resilient and hardy to survive the many rigors of youth, like soccer and lacrosse games in the mud, taking the SATS and pulling all-nighters at beach week,” he told the Titans, who were clad in red graduation gowns.
Raskin wished the graduates “true freedom, which is the right to explore and grow and experiment and participate.” Students also must define their own moral and social responsibility, he said.
Raskin only alluded to his work as a member of the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6th Attack on the U.S. Capital. “Don’t forget your friends. That’s what the internet is for. No, it’s not for insurrection.”
— Board of Education, At-large member (@KarlaSilves_BOE) June 10, 2022