NEWSROOM 05/24/2018 Paper Plays a Key Role During Graduation Season What could be more exciting than the end of the school year? For many students, the answer is graduation season. May and June mark the end of one chapter and the beginning of another in many families’ lives. And paper is there every step of the way, even in this digital world. What would graduation season be like without paper? Just imagine that you’re walking across the stage on your graduation day. A crowd of family and friends are in the audience to cheer you on. You re ect on your achievements and consider where you’ll hang your beautiful framed diploma. You shake hands with a school o cial, and then you hear, “Congratulations on your graduation! Log on to our website to access your diploma.” That scene just doesn’t work, does it? In fact, if that were real life, you’d probably feel the same as the college students interviewed in this video, for whom the idea of a digital diploma is unacceptable. Paper plays a major role in every student’s life during graduation season. It’s in the programs handed out to students and families at end-of-school award ceremonies and graduations. It’s in the greeting cards and beautifully wrapped presents that celebrate this scholarly achievement. It’s in the decorations at parties and receptions. And of course it’s there in the classic diploma that proves you’re ready for the next big adventure in life. These tangible reminders of graduation season quickly become special keepsakes and valuable records of a life well-lived.
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