It was a drizzly, dreary, cold Thursday morning. I was sitting in the LCHS bleachers writing thoughts appropriate for graduation day. But beyond the June gloom there was promise in the air. Graduation is euphoric; it takes me back to a time when every breath was a new beginning and gives me hope that my fate is not yet sealed.
My daughter Sabine was being promoted from the eighth grade and amidst the pomp and circumstance of the morning, I was filled with assorted emotions. Graduation is only a concept. In real life, you graduate every day. If the children grasp this, they will make a difference.
The program listed Cassy Quiring and Leigh Sclafani as graduation speakers, a tough job for two eighth- grade children. I have given scores of lectures on a myriad of topics and my pulse always quickens at the prospect. I wondered how the children would fare.