The time has come, the end of the school year.
The end of our school. The end of my teaching career. The Grand Finale - Graduation.
What a bitter sweet night. All of us were ready for the normal end of the school year and the beginning of our summer. These seniors were ready to graduate and move on with their lives.
But all of us feel saddened by the loss of our beloved school. This graduation was different. This graduation was final for us all.
Kristie, the Salutatorian, gave individual personalized thank yous to each teacher.
She thanked me for teaching them the three "B's" - - - Biology, Badgers, and Blogging.
We have a very special tradition at our graduation. Each senior has the privilege of stepping to the mic and speaking just before he/she receives his/her diploma.
Emily and Evan are twins. (Both holding their hats in the above picture) Emily was first born and she came first alphabetically all through their school career.
But Evan's real name is Edwin, which preceded Emily alphabetically. When he stepped to the mic, he looked over at Emily and reminded her that though she has gone first all their lives, he was graduating first.
She stepped up to the mic next, looked back at him and said, "Yes, but I'm still the pretty one."
It was a great moment. Just the touch of humor we all needed to see us through the evening.