Thursday, June 3, 2010

One Down...

with our graduate
Originally uploaded by mmahaffie
Karen and I are now the very proud parents of a high school graduate. Colleen received her diploma this evening at Sussex Tech High School in Georgetown. She graduated with an impressive 9.4 cumulative GPA and in the top 10 percent of her class.

I'm proud as hell and inclined to brag a bit. I'll note, though, that while I think she inherited some of her smarts from me, she inherited more from Karen. And it was Karen who enforced discipline and good study habits.

It was a challenge to get all 294 seniors across the stage, handed a diploma, and congratulated before some sizable thunderstorms rolled across Sussex County. We spent part of the evening nervously watching the storms approach.

Despite the threatening skies, the ceremony did not dissolve into mass hysteria with lightning strikes and pouring rain. In fact, when the storms passed, they passed by on either side of the school -- sparing the crowd and the moment for almost 300 happy graduates.

So that's done. Next up for Colleen is Villanova, while her younger sister -- Christina -- will move on to Sussex Tech next fall.

Did I mention how proud I am of my kids?

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