Sean Openshaw

My name is Sean Openshaw and I'm an editorial, portrait, sports and event photographer living in Flagstaff, Arizona.

2020 NPA Graduation

One of the hardest things that I’ve had to watch during this pandemic is the senior class of 2020 who have had their senior year stripped away from them.

This was to be the year they impress all the scouts and recruiters and universities with their grades and activities and skills. But how do you do that when all the games have been canceled and all the grades default to pass/fail.

The senior year is one of those life-changing years where our kids become this new adult. They shed all the restraints and curfews that we as parents put on them and they launch into their new world. Sure, we are there for them and help them as much as we can or as much as they’ll let us. But all the work we do as parents is going to be put to the test as they take their first steps into the world.

Well, this world is now nothing like any of us have ever experienced. We can guess at advice, but we don’t have a lot to base that advice on.

But looking at the Class of 2020 and their resilience and their energy and their creativity, I’m more than confident they will make the most out of this situation and take that first step with even more determination and resolve.

Here’s to you, Class of 2020!

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