This week my oldest son Andrew graduated from High School with honours! I am so proud of him and all that he has accomplished. I can’t believe it was 13 years ago that I was taking him to Kindergarten. I was always told how fast these years would go by but until it actually happens it’s hard to really understand the impact that has. I’ve been a teary all week thinking about him reaching this milestone and I’m rarely like that.
He was awarded a $1000 bursary for college or university. He plans on staying home this year to work and then continue his education next year.
There were 48 students graduating in his class, that is even small for our town. After the diploma and awards ceremony the students do a traditional Grad March out of the arena (where the grad ceremony is being held) and down the towns Main Street. They are lead by a piper and two RCMP officers.
After the Grad March the students had a Safe Grad party at the arena so they all ran home to get changed into more casual clothes and partied all night! Andrew got home at 4am and was driven home by parent volunteers, the whole event was very well organized. I was so happy to get a good picture of Andrew and his 3 best friends before they got out of their suits!
Before we headed to the grad ceremony I took a few family pictures at home.
What happened to that little guy that I sent off to school…
…he came home a man! So proud of you Andrew!