We had 5 o’clock graduation this year. A warm afternoon, sun shining on the asphalt parking lot, as we made our way into the large arena where the ceremony takes place. We follow our rival, cross-town school, and precede the wealthy school to the north of us. Seems fitting.
Yesterday’s celebration for the 2010 graduates was one of the best graduations I have attended in my 21 years at this inner city school. For one thing, these were some of my favorite students. Really nice kids who did pretty well. I was glad to be there. It was also our principal’s last graduation. Like me, he is retiring at the end of the school year.
Please note, dear Reader, that I am the only one out of step. Says volumes about me!
As a nod to our Warrior mascot, this year we had a wonderful Aztec dance ceremony befitting of a tribal chief. This was a new experience, and I sat mesmerized by their performance skill.
It’s been a good year, and this was a perfect ending. I have some boxes to move, some computers to turn off, and my keys to turn in. It’s almost over.