Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Graduation!!


It was back in May, but it was a wonderful way to end the semester!




Our college's tradition is that the faculty walk in first then form two lines which the grads walk between to enter the stadium.  
We applaud as they walk through.  
I love watching them walk in, searching for their families and feeling so proud!



This is one of my favorite students of all time, Cuervo.  Years ago, he started in my Developmental English class.  He was our commencement speaker and gave a wonderful, inspirational speech.  He has overcome so many obstacles in life.  Now he is headed for the university. I am so proud of him!



Two of my colleagues and me after the festivities.  
I love the people I work with and the opportunities my job gives to me!

19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's cool the faculty gets to wear gowns as well.

Shelly said...

I always, always find graduations so inspiring. And what a great story of Cuervo- he is going to accomplish some great things!

Madi and Mom said...

BB you and your colleagues look like co-eds!!! I can tell you love your work
Hugs madi and Mom

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent tradition.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty .. love the photos and it must be such a pleasure when graduation time comes around and you see the talented birds leave the nest ..

Great shots - thanks .. Hilary

Momma Fargo said...

Wonderful tribute to the students!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Wish the news was filled with more inspiring stories like this Betty.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...very cool...we just had graduation last week here...so much potential walking in those lines...

SueAnn Lommler said...

How cool to have all of the kids lined up and walking in...heads held high and smiling!
You look great
Hugs
SueAnn

Empty Nester said...

The graduates at our school were a bit younger than yours but it was still exciting! Those 5th graders were so happy and proud and so were their parents and all of the teachers. Then again, we did get to watch DoodleBug graduate from college this year! I like that y'all line up like that. And I know just how you feel about the folks you work with. They are family.

Brian said...

That is so cool and I wish them all success in the good things they will do!

Ms. A said...

Perhaps Cuervo might be an inspiration to more than you. I'll hope so.

jenny_o said...

Graduations never fail to make me break out in goosebumps and tears! We had a special one in our family in May, too. Hope you are have a wonderful summer break, BB!

Gigi said...

Those smiling faces just made my day!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations, Betty!

xoRobyn

Baby Sister said...

Congratulations. :) How rewarding it must be for you to see your students graduate!!

Talli Roland said...

Congrats to all the graduates! And what a wonderful tradition.

annie said...

What a lovely tradition to form a path for the grads to walk through!
You look so happy in the photos and that is wonderful to see.

Pat Tillett said...

A big day for all involved. It looks like you really do enjoy it.

I went to a elementary school graduation ceremony yesterday. When did that start happening?