Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Graduation Day Part 3

For our third and final graduation this season we got to go back to my alma mater. My youngest sister Lauren graduated high school from IHA the first Sunday in June.  Catherine of course slept through the whole graduation.  Jackie started getting rowdy during the opening prayer, was quickly escorted out and returned just as the graduates recessed out of the gym.  Of course.  I heard the guest speaker, Mary Beth Kean Class of '95, had the best speech of the afternoon.

In the fall Lauren moves onto Monmouth University to study both Education and Art.  Two days after graduating she celebrated her 18th birthday, so congratulations and happy birthday Lauren!

I guess it is important to note that at the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday night my parents received the IHA Family Award.  This special recognition is given to those parents who have three or more girls graduate IHA.  While most years would be lucky to have one family get the award, this years class had about six or seven families receive it.  I think my mom first got excited about the award when she found out about it at my Baccalaureate Mass.  I heard she has put a call out to the National Archives for tips on properly preserving the plaque.

The happy graduate

Sleepy Catherine

Where's Waldo? Or should it be 'Where's Frank?'

One of the very first bricks on the pathway to the multipurpose room

The IHA Family Award proudly on display

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