UPDATE: The winner is…BN!
This week is all about my girl, LaLa. She graduates from high school this weekend! Yay! In the leadup, there are sooooo many activities. There was a banquest last night where she got an award for being a honor’s student for three years. There’s the Senior Signing where you do a symbolic signing with the college you’re headed to. LaLa’s headed to my local alma mater. There’s the Senior Walk-out where the seniors, en masse, walk out of school days before everyone else gets to call it quits for the year. I hope they play “We’re not going to take it” as they do.
Then there’s family coming in on Friday, so a dinner that night. Graduation Saturday morning, then dinner again, that night.
All to celebrate getting our girl across the finish line. And we get to do this two more times…
It’s been fun to watch. I have no idea what the customs were when my peers graduated way back when because I dropped out to go to college. I don’t feel like I missed out on anything, because dropping out got me to Europe faster. That was my big goal—The Grand Tour—which the Army paid for by sending me there for my first assignment.
Anyways, we’re up to our eyeballs with spring cleaning, cleaning cars, rushing around to buy things. They are anyway. I’m up to my eyeballs with THREE sets of edits to complete this week, plus my own book to finish by Friday. I’m just a wee bit stressed.
So, I’ll leave you with one more photo of my girl…
And a question. For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, tell me something about yours or some significant person’s graduation!
One of the biggest dust storms of the season (haboob) for our graduation held on football field. The year 1977-Glendale, Az
My daughter just graduated from LSSU in Sault Ste. Marie. My Alma mater with her early childhood education degree. 2 generations of our family.
For my high school graduation, we had the ceremony outside… I had on a nice pair of white heels that ended up covered in mud… 🙁
Happy graduation to LaLa, Delilah!
Our youngest’s graduation is coming up in less than two weeks! I’m busy finishing up ribbon leis for him and his friends… can’t believe it’s almost here!
Apart from the fact that we finished the year about 6 weeks ahead of everyone else, their was no fuss about it.
All of us graduating were lined up outside the gym to walk for the student body as part of the graduation weekend activities. We were all in our robes and we was chatting and excited. One of the counselors walked down the line and pulled one of my friends off the line and informed her she wasn’t graduating. Yes, in front of everyone. It was such a shocking and cruel thing to do.
Mine was during a major rain storm. IN fact there was flooding and many could not make it.
Family and friends attended
I home schooled my daughter during high school. She finished the three years in only two at the age of 16. Her diploma came in the mail and I handed it to her while she was on the potty.
Your Lala is beautiful. One thing I remembered about my husband’s graduation for his bachelor’s degree was how big the OSU stadium was and how hot and how many graduates there were. It took him 10 years after high school to get it and his parents were so proud. He was the first in his immediate family to get a degree.
Thanks for sharing your memories! Nancy! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
The winner, chosen by a random number generator, is…#8—BN!