Hey everyone! :) Good news- I recently graduated High School(homeschool)!! :D Last Saturday to be exact.
I still have a couple of weeks left(since the group I was graduating with decided to have their graduation earlier than I was planning for originally), but it's mostly just math and essay writing, since I've completed everything else.
Anyway, I had a great day and while I am glad to be done with high school, it will be sad to not be a homeschool student anymore :( However, I will be attending college in the fall and I am looking forward to that(though I am a bit apprehensive)! :D.
The first thing we did in our ceremony, was walk into the church nave(which was where we held the graduation) to a song by Switchfoot. After we sat down, we had a slide-show of all the students, speeches, and finally the distribution of the diplomas, while our speaker read a biography about each student. Also, you know the tradition of the dad handing the diploma to the student and the student handing the mother the flower(we had a purple carnation)? Well, with my parents, we switched it, since my mom was the one that taught me when I was little and is the one that does all the school work. So yay us! :D Also, we actually had a pretty large group of graduates, which was nice.
The ceremony was actually quite good and I enjoyed more than other ones I've attended(we got to do things in our graduation ceremony that most graduations don't get to do). We only had one official speaker(our group's president and vice president briefly spoke as well), who was a House Representive in Congress for our state. While I vehemently disagree with the person's political beliefs, he gave a, for the most part, good speech(though the part about America being the 'best' was a little annoying) and I liked how he would add little commentary when he read each of our biographies XD With mine, when he got to the line about me wanting a black belt in TKD he added "so don't mess with her". I looked over and I must have looked surprised, because he then said "I added that part".
My hat fit a little weird; probably due to my poofy hair. :P
Afterwards, we went to a cool restaurant I really liked with all my family that came :) It was a fun, but exhausting, day :).
We also brought poster-boards about ourselves to the graduation to set up; you could also bring various things that are important to you(I brought quite a few things from over the years to put up on a display). :)
I'll be enrolling in the college of my choice soon(officially, anyway), as well as meeting with an adviser and discussing college course plans. I also recently picked out my room in the dorm :).
Onward to College! :D...YIKES! D: