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‘The sun will shine on us again’: Student writes song for the Class of 2020

‘The sun will shine on us again’: Student writes song for the Class of 2020
Posted on 05/20/2020
‘The sun will shine on us again’: Student writes song for the Class of 2020

"To the Class of 2020: It'll all be okay again, you'll see," sings Grade 12 student Ana-Paola Solano Mejías. 


The Earl of March Secondary School student wrote an original song to help lift her classmates' spirits as they prepare to graduate in these challenging times. While this is not the senior year that students had hoped for, Ana-Paola's song looks to brighter days ahead and reminds students that they will get through this together.


The OCDSB is committed to recognizing the success and achievement of all graduates of the Class of 2020. While there will be commencement ceremonies in the fall when we can ensure the safety of families and staff, we are also looking for creative ways to celebrate virtually, and we recently invited all Grade 12 students to share their ideas.


Ana-Paola has previously shared her musical talents with our community by taking part in Earl of March's theatre productions, including a Cappies Award-winning performance in last year's production of Mamma Mia! Watch her sing Class of 2020 and read the lyrics below.


When asked what message she wanted to share with her song, she said, “We're not alone and we will get through this together! I believe in the strength and determination of our class and we will thrive from the experience. The sun will shine on us again.” 



Class of 2020

Written by: Ana Solano


I know this isn’t what we wanted

And I know this isn’t what we planned

But I know the future has to be brighter

So virtually, keep holding my hand


To the Class of 2020

I miss you and I’m sorry

I know this isn’t what we wanted

But the sun will shine on us again

The sun will shine on us again


Cause you just wanted to ride your bike

And you just want to see your friends

You just want to go to the class you hated

You just want to go to prom

And you just want to see it all

One last time

One last time


But the future has to be brighter

No, no, it just has to be

So for now, just sing with me


To the Class of 2020

It’ll all be okay again, you’ll see

The sun will shine on us again

The sun will shine on us

Again



For more songs by Ana-Paola, visit her YouTube Channel.
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