An open letter of encouragement written to the Class of 2020 and wider Aiglon community from this year's School Guardians, Eloy Gorroño Piedra and Sylvia Ang.
Dear Aiglon friends,
Sylvia and I sincerely hope that all families are well accompanied and in good health. We are all facing difficult times, and we would like to say that we are here for you. We would also like to offer all our warmth and support to anyone who may be suffering from Covid-19.
Challenges are never too much for us Aiglonians, no matter what size or form. We have faced too much together to be intimidated. I know some of us might be feeling low, tired and sad not to be at Aiglon with the people we love and usually spend time with. It is during these moments when we start to appreciate what we have in life that makes it so worth living. These days, we ask you to stay positive and connected with those who mean the most to you. Don’t let this crisis affect your life, relationships or who you are.
Take this as an opportunity to take action and help those around you. At Aiglon, we are taught the importance of service, and that makes you special. We, young people, can fight this virus with more ease than the elderly. If you can, carry your Aiglon spirit around and perhaps do something big by doing something small. In Spain, young people are offering to do the shopping for the elders. I understand this won’t be a choice for all, but you can also help at home. Help your families with anything they need and remember to stay positive. These are going to be tricky times of coexistence, and it will need a lot of patience. But do not let it get you down —smile at the obstacle, for it is only a bridge!
To my fellow classmates, do not worry, for we will see each other again. We will receive our diplomas and celebrate the success of our efforts. We are the Class of 2020, something I can now say we will never forget, and this makes us stronger! Together, we will overcome this challenge, together we will look back and laugh, together we will graduate to go out there and do unimaginable things with our lives.
To Aiglon, we miss you dearly and cannot wait until we reunite again.
May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Sylvia Ang & Eloy Gorroño Piedra