CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Over the weekend, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) delivered two commencement addresses to graduates in Kanawha County.
On Friday, Senator Capito addressed the graduates of Sissonville High School, and on Saturday, she addressed the graduates of BridgeValley Community and Technical College. During her speeches, Senator Capito conveyed the need for graduates to take in the world around them, stressed the importance of relationships, gratitude, and perseverance, and encouraged them to help build the future of West Virginia.
“Our students are the future, and I am confident in the capabilities of both graduating classes at Sissonville and BridgeValley to impact our state, and create progress in our communities. I’m honored to have the opportunity to provide these addresses, and share my advice and experiences with these impressive graduates. These young men and women are some of our best and brightest, and I encourage them to use the lessons they have learned through their education to move our state forward,” Senator Capito said.
“On behalf of Sissonville High School and the greater Sissonville Community, I would like to thank Senator Capito for joining our students, families, faculty, and staff for our 2023 commencement ceremony. Senator Capito’s message is inspiring to hear and we are happy she made time to join us,” Dr. Gene Smith, Sissonville High School Principal, said.
“We are immensely grateful to Senator Shelley Moore Capito for delivering an inspiring message to our graduates today. Her dedication to public service and her commitment to improving our nation align perfectly with the values we believe in at BridgeValley Community and Technical College. Her words have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on our graduates as they embark on their next chapter in life,” Dr. Casey Sacks, BridgeValley Community and Technical College President, said.
Photos from the ceremonies are included below:
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) with Sissonville High School graduates in Charleston, W.Va. on Friday, May 19, 2023.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) with Sissonville High School Principal Dr. Gene Smith in Charleston, W.Va. on Friday, May 19, 2023.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) provides the commencement address for BridgeValley CTC in Charleston, W.Va. on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) with BridgeValley CTC President Dr. Casey Sacks in Charleston, W.Va. on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
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