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!

19 comments:

G-Man said...

(sniff)
I know that C had MANY obsticles to overcome. She truley Endeavored to Persevere!!!
I'm so proud of her....G

for a different kind of girl said...

That looks like a girl who could conquer the world. Good for her!

Sailor said...

Congratulations to her, what a spirit! And good for you & her dad, too, for never ever giving up on her

Hilary said...

Congrats to all of you. You've much to be proud about.

haphazardlife said...

Congratulations to you all. You must be so proud of her.

- Jazz

~Tim said...

Woot!

Susan in the Boonies said...

Aw: that's awesome! Congratulations to her, and, GREAT SHOT!

Craig said...

She gets massive congratulatory e-hugs from this Freak-in-the-Box.

{{{congratulatory hugs}}}

(I try to be a man of my word.)

Congratulations to Calypso; I honor her perseverance and courage.

Now, let's get yer girl healed up and she can commence with the world-conquering!

Beach Bum said...

Big congratulations!!!!

coopernicus said...

is she the one in front of the back?

seriously: congrats to all for making it happen through all the pain, internal and external.

Rob said...

I think it was the 3 graduation ceremony rehearsals that enabled her to succeed. Congrats to the school administration!

From Mr. Missing-the-Point-Guy here in Michigan! ;-)

Hard to figure where she got that determination and strength with such a passive, shy, don't-rock-the-boat mom!

(Quickly exiting stage left before I get strung up by the 'nads on the goalpost alongside said administrators. Just sayin'...)

Suldog said...

That's the picture of absolute magnificence. God bless you all, as He has already done, in many ways.

(MY WIFE sometimes says a prayer I find wonderfully apt in most situations: "More of the same, please! Thank you!", and it would seem to fit here for the joy of the moment.)

Pheromone Girl said...

HOORAY!

Craver Vii said...

Way to go!!!

silly rabbit said...

Yay for Calypso! I can see the joy in her expressive stance. She should be very proud, as no doubt you and Mr. Lime are too. Congratulations to all of you.

Sheri said...

Congratulations to your daughter!! What a great accomplishment for her.

Bijoux said...

Great! Congratulations!

Kat said...

That is the picture of JOY. :)
Congratulations to your strong young graduate!

Diploma said...

Diploma is the minimum requirement to get job or to apply for degree. I want to get admission in diploma but I have no any transcript which is essential because transcript has basic information. Please suggest me from where I can get transcript.