Luke has graduated

I’m posting this considerably after the fact.

A significant milestone in Luke’s life occurred on Friday June 22, with his high school graduation. With Luke being the eldest of our four, this was a learning experience. I don’t want to bore you with all the details, but here are some impressions:

- Carlton High School is a really, really big school. Although the day’s events were very well organized, by the time the 300th (?) graduate had been announced at the cap and gown ceremony, Fiona was complaining that not only were the plastic bleachers uncomfortable, but chunks of her skin were coming off (she gets her gift of exaggeration from her mom).

- Luke had indicated that he was on the honour roll again, but we were all pleasantly surprised to hear that he was graduating “Honours with Great Distinction” (I think that means his average was at least 90%). I can’t imagine what his marks would have been had he actually studied. I wish I were that smart.

- One of the valedictorians had a 100% average. Not just 99.9%, but 100% in every subject. Kudos to him, he sure deserves the Governor General’s award, but that average just seems inhuman.

- In the afternoon, the families of some of Luke’s friends had a pleasant informal backyard get-together, with a catered supper, at a friend’s house. A nice time with good company and great weather.

- Back to our place for some photos of Luke and his classmate Lana. Luke looks good in formal wear. I wonder how many years before he gets into another suit?

- The Grand March was another long event. I managed to snap this pic of Luke and Lana.

Luke at grand march, Grad 2007, with Lana

- I think Luke enjoyed the aftergrad event. Winning an Ipod Shuffle in one of the draws was a plus.

5 Responses to “Luke has graduated”

  1. Jeremy Loseth says:

    Kudos to you on your new blog Uncle Phil. It’s very nice, you nearly have more posts than I do already! You must have too much time on your hands. Pass on my congrats to Luke.

  2. Phil says:

    Thanks for the kind words Jeremy. It’s a work in progress.
    WRT too much time on my hands, you might notice that most of the posts happened on the holiday Monday.

  3. Dan Loseth says:

    Makes my 59% average seem pale in comparison

  4. Phil says:

    Dan, if you’d have attended some of your classes your average might have been higher.

  5. Dan says:

    I did attend some.