Jun 5, 2008

Graduation w/o regrets

Crater high school graduation involved lots of pomp, and speeches, and ceremony. It's what many of these kids have long looked forward to. People started showing up 2 hours early to try to get good seats.
Emily didn't want to go.
There was a youth temple trip at the same time. It's not like there was much question whether she would graduate, and it wasn't the hardest thing she's done this past year. And it's not the greatest thing she is going to do. I think she's already looking forward to what's next. But we told her she had to go. She was a good sport and didn't seem to mind. Some of her classmates left shortly after graduation on a 2 day trip to 6-flags which I think is designed to keep them from going out drinking and driving. We rented "The Great Debaters" and stayed up late considering social justice.

5 comments:

Eldon Olsen said...

Congratulaions to you Emily. We couldn't be prouder. Not just of your past, but of your future.

Love, Grandpa and Grandma O.

Chuck said...
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Chuck said...

So what's with the robe color based on gender? Or Emily's different for an honor? I can only remember having been to Crescent Valley graduations with all purple. I heard a bunch of people talking about their kids around here having two different colors, one for girls, one for boys. I can only remember a snippet of my graduation, after, lots of people in the quad, but I think I remember it because there is a picture.

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Emily says: Girls are white, guys are black. They have to.

brenda said...

Congrats, Em! You were right to make her go. Some things in life you just have to put up with. (That's from a hypocrite who didn't walk after BA or MA. But my ADD exempts me from sitting through long ceremonies.)