Josh really isnt someone who likes to be in the limelight. He has always been very very quiet. I was pretty sure he would be terrified to give the Valedictorian Speech. I even thought he might decline. lol But he stepped up to the plate. I thought he did a really good job on his speech. As a matter of fact I teared up somewhat when I first read it. (I know you are shocked! Me too) He said he wasn't as nervous as he thought he would be.
We are really blessed that he was awarded a scholarship that will help greatly with college. It was very nice seeing all these kids who I have gotten to know over the years enjoying their graduation. I know many of them will go on to great things. The night brought smiles, tears, encouragement, and anticipation. Who knows what the future holds for them. So now they have their diplomas and their future in their hands. I reminded Josh to turn his tassel after receiving that diploma because I thought he might forget. I was right he did. But apparantly so did Ali. It seems that they remembered together. I love this picture.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, the graduated class of 2010!"As you can see bottom right, Josh did not throw his Cap. I think he was concerned that he wouldnt get it back in time to start the procession back down the isle so he opted to keep it on. And off he went with his Cap on, starting his class back down the isle as High School Graduates. He looks pretty happy about it to me!We had a very nice evening. It was wonderful outside. The Bridge was beautifully lit. We visited, took a few pictures, and then went home to cake, family, and a few friends. We also went down just for a few minutes to mini celebrate with Shelbi and her family. I finally got a piece of this at 10:45 or so. What a full and fantastic day!