Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hockaday Graduation

aka out with the old!!

What an exciting day - Graduation!  Hockaday had a great ceremony with a serious procession in, a bit of dancing and fun during the class song (You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates), and alot of horns and noise during the passing out of diplomas.  Someone said that if you pay more for your education you get to have more fun at graduation because Ursuline graduation is very solemn.

All the girls wear the same dress, this year a very flattering chiffon dress with a tradition-breaking champagne sash.  The big white hats are adorned with flowers of the girls choice.  Madeline chose big red roses just for me - a little touch of Ursuline graduation in the Hockaday ceremony.  It turned out to be a great choice as her hat was very unique and many remarked about it.

Barbara and Samantha and Alan and Joy came in town for the graduation celebration. Only the immediate family got tickets and others had standing room only.  Most of the the family stayed home and watched the live streaming broadcast!  What a great way to do it.

The hat and dress

The graduate with family and friends

Processing in


Commencement speaker -
Jackie Joyner-Kersey

A Holland family graduation -
hat staying chilled on beer!

Graduation live streaming on Sarah's phone -
a better photo of receiving her diploma than I got!

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