Nobody could have predicted, nor would we have believed it if they had told us, that by the middle of March in the year 2020 there would be no sports, no theater, no indoor (or outdoor) dining, no proms, all schools would transition to remote learning, a large part of the workforce would pivot to working from home, and oddly enough, there would be a national shortage of hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Indeed, 2020 has thrown us a few curveballs; we have had to swing for the fences, rethink our lineup and adapt to a new normal. While we have struck out on occasion, for the most part, we have been able to keep our heads in the game and even knock a few right out of the park. Lakes Region Community College’s Toyota T-TEN graduate and LRCC Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Stephen Brackett, has, without a doubt, hit a home run this year! He has been a model student and sets the clear example that the desire to learn, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, grit and having the right people in your corner is a recipe for success.