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Thoughts on Honors Day

This is graduation weekend at my daughters middle/high school, and today was Honors Day, when students are recognized for achievements in academics, sports and community service.  I attended, because I'm on the parents' council and our organization was sponsoring the event and the reception that followed.

I dreaded the ceremony, because it has a reputation for being long and boring.  But I enjoyed it, mostly because so many of the kids who were honored were friends of my daughter or children of friends.  It seems like a day ago that I was watching them play youth soccer and little league, or seeing them in the sixth grade play.  Now they're juniors and seniors in college.  It goes so fast.  

My daughter was honored too, though because she's only in eighth grade this year, she wasn't eligible for most of the awards.  But she was chosen for a leadership position in next year's freshman class, which is pretty cool.  Except for the fact that I REALLY can't believe she's about to be a freshman in high school.

As I say, it goes so fast....

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sleigh
May. 23rd, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling. My youngest, Devon, turns 21 today...
davidbcoe
May. 24th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Wow! Happy birthday to Devon! But Alis is right (see below): You really are old....

[Ducks, then runs away...]
sleigh
May. 24th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
(Tosses cane at David's retreating form) "And stay off my lawn, you lousy kid!"
davidbcoe
May. 24th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Lol!!!!!
madkestrel
May. 23rd, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel, sweetie. My beloved offspring is currently looking at colleges.

*weeps*
davidbcoe
May. 24th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Misty. Hope the college search goes well. I remember going to visit schools with my Dad years ago. It was actually a great time.
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davidbcoe
May. 24th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Alis. It's nice that you and Steve are around to make me feel young. I'm grateful...

So far at least, these early years haven't been too rough. Then again, they're bound to get worse before they get better.
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davidbcoe
May. 26th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's Steve's sole purpose, too, so you have that in common. How nice for the two of you....
sleigh
May. 24th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Heck, I'm not old, I'm ancient!
elfmama
May. 24th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to your daughter and to you and to your school district for having such a neat ceremony especially on Memorial Day weekend when we are remembering others who were leaders in service.

My own daughter is one year away from highschool and I'm already in shock.
davidbcoe
May. 24th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, EM. It was a neat ceremony.
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