One week ago we attended our oldest grand daughter’s graduation from college. This past week-end her younger sister graduated from high-school along with 639 classmates.
That white sash means that she graduated with “honors” and those gold chords indicate that she was a National Merit Scholar finalist. Needless to say I had neither as a part of my cap & gown wardrobe.
She found us among the crowd and gave a little smile and wave prior to the start of the ceremony. With 640 graduates the commencement exercises take place at Bud Walton Arena on the campus of the University of Arkansas, about 20 miles south of Bentonville. Fortunately Bentonville always gets the first slot of the day, at 8:30 a.m. There are two or three other high schools that will graduate during the day and the traffic can get hectic, to say the very least.
After the ceremony, we met outside for a few photos. She is glad that high school is finished and she is more than ready to begin her college adventure. She will be attending the University of Central Arkansas and majoring in sports medicine.
Time for one photo of her family, including big sister and last week’s college graduate on the far right. Sooo…. how far has she come in eighteen years?
You be the judge. Have a blessed week.