Sunday, June 19, 2011
Da Count-Da Diploma
That's the picture of a young lady who didn't give up. She had 57 complete absences and 41 days of partial attendance out of a 180 day school year. It's not easy to keep your grades at a level to allow for graduation with that kind of attendance. It's also difficult to keep your motivation together when you feel crappy enough to miss that much school.
That's the picture of a young lady took responsibility for her work and made sure she had arrangements for getting work and lecture notes she missed. The overwhelming majority of her teachers worked with her and provided enough flexibility to allow her to get through the year. One seemed to go out of his way to throw more obstacles in her path than she already had. One stood up in front of her class at the end of the year and commended that young lady as an example of perseverance.
That's the picture of a young lady who made her father and me very proud. She may not have gotten to wear the stole that marked an honor student but as far as I am concerned she graduated with great honor.
That's the picture of joy!