Tuesday, May 23, 2006

graduating seniors

some of my students are graduating in the next 3 weeks.

i always become emotional this time of year, but this year i feel the emotion especially because these are young women i have worked with over the last 4 years. these are, in fact, my first class of seniors that i have seen grown from freshmen to graduating seniors and beyond.

and i am getting really emotional about it.

i came in to my office last thursday and one of my students left her senior picture. she's radiating with a flower in her hair. all of the promise that we all have in that moment in front of the camera that summer before senior year madness begins.

i saw that expression and i melted.

she's graduating on friday. and she's amazing. and i love that another successful future leader has come through our walls.


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