In May, we had not one, but two graduations. Nashy graduated from Brainy Marvelous College, and Shiny graduated from Stone Tower School. Pictures from Nashy's graduation can be found here.
Festivities for Shiny's commencement began on Thursday night at Baccalaureate, where her dad preached a wonderful sermon for the graduating class and their families. Friday night brought the awards ceremony, where Shiny won the theater award for her roles as Emily in Our Town and Poppy in Noises Off! This award was not a surprise; Shiny had already enjoyed the prize, a trip to New York with her fabulous drama teacher to see a Broadway show. What we didn't know was that Shiny also won the Trustees Award, given to the student who has given selfless service to the Stone Tower School community. Think of it as "best all around with an extra dash of generosity." And yes, we had some tears.
Update on the rest of the brood --
Nashy's placement interviews for her Americorps year are going well. So far, her favorite is the Little Blue State Art Museum, but she still has two more interviews next week.
Witter has been cast as Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Little Blue State University's fall opera.
Nature Boy stepped up to fill in for an absent classmate in the end of year performance by the primary class at his Montessori school, and was able to speak both parts from memory.
I can't tell you how proud and happy I am. Here we are, celebrating together, thinking of those who are far away and remembering the grandparents who are no longer with us.