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Saturday, May 29, 2010

2010 Graduation #1



Regular readers of this blog will remember that I love graduation season. It is full of hope, full of joy and usually full of crap. I love hearing 17 year-olds talk about life. It makes me smile.

That being said I covered the first of a handful that I'm writing about this year and it was a tiny one.


Only 37 graduates. I'm pretty sure that I've been to a preschool graduation that had more kids than this Christian school. That being said, other than size, it was a fairly traditional commencement. Starting with opening remarks, words from the salutatorian and the valedictorian as well as the guest speaker. For the most part the graduates and those in attendance were well behaved. No silly string; no blow up dolls.


Dr. Seuss was not quoted, which is always a let down for me. Surprisingly, an advertisement from an Apple computer campaign made it into the valedictorian's speech.


"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently…they push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”


Here's hoping that one of those kids knows a little bit about plugging up oil spills. The Gulf Coast sure could use some help.

4 random thoughts:

Steven Anthony said...

First let me say I luv the look of the blog;)

I agree this time of yr is best...the kids, wide eyed, looking toward the future with hope, it gives hope, ya know :)

Janis said...

lol oh and nice new layout

Jenners said...

I love that it is this time of year again ... I look forward to hearing more nuggets of wisdom.

Tortuga said...

I promise, when I get my Masters, if they let me say a speech, I will use Dr. Seuss.

Haha!

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