Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Graduate

On May 28th my daughter graduated from high school. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, which is to say she was recognized as having a 3.85 or higher weighted cumulative GPA, at least six weighted course credits with a "B" or higher (three of which must have been dual credit or Advanced Placement course credits), and no grades below a "C". Needless to say (but I will anyway and very loudly), I am very proud of her.

May 1979 to May 2009. The 30 years have rushed by in the blink of my eye. My daughter's graduation had me thinking of my own in 1979. I was a fresh-faced 17 year-old (I would turn 18 in September) and my future was awaiting me. I had plans to attend a small university and major in Broadcast Technology...I did. My future also included plans to work as a television news reporter/anchor woman. I did that too (the television station was small and third in the market of three). I wanted to be married one day, after I made my "mark on the world", and hopefully have a family of my own too...currently fulfilling this plan.

My daughter has a bright future ahead of her. As she looks to that future, I wish her success and happiness always. May she do what she loves, and love what she does (and be able to make a good living at it too).


  1. Hey Anne Grandad, Grandma and Aunt Kit are very proud of you. You are a beautiful young woman. We know that the future holds much success for you. Love from us

  2. Congratulations to all of you!