School’s Out… Forever!!

(Sorry about the lateness on this update, folks!! I’d hoped to upload it before the grad ceremony started, but it’s been a CRAZY day!)

My baby* sister graduated from Grade 12 today!! It wasn’t the best or most exciting of ceremonies, since if you’ve seen one grad you’ve pretty much seen them all, but it was still a huge event for me. Not only does this mean that all of my siblings are grown up, but all of our family came together for the first time in years to celebrate. My grandma, grandpa, uncles and aunts were all there to see her walk across the stage to pick up her diploma…. And then again to grab an academic scholarship for excellence and community service!

My sister doesn’t do things halfway!! And I’m incredibly proud of her for it!

Anyway, I’ve just seen her and her date* off to the banquet tonight, and now my mom and I are kicking back to some well-deserved rest after putting together a big party for her on Saturday and running her around between events today.

So, a big congratulations to my sister!!! I hope she has an amazing time tonight, and I know that whatever she does in the future, it will make for AH-MAY-ZING stories when she gets back.

Oh, also, about the picture. The shawl that she is wearing was made by me, and has a tribal-style raven across the back, so that’s what those weird black patches on the side are. The bird at the top is also a raven, which is appropriate, because that’s her middle name!


* She’s out of school now, so I don’t know if I get to keep calling her my “baby” sister. (At least to her face.***)

** Dude looked like a First Nations Clark Kent. I’m serious.

*** Yes, I’m the oldest and teasing her is my job, but she’s been in the military and knows how to fire a rocket launcher, so there’s only so much teasing a wussy little civvy like me can get away with. 🙂

News: Posted June 25th, 2012 by Alina

^ 5 Comments to “School’s Out… Forever!!”

  1. KenderBryant Says:

    Congrats to your sister. Graduation is ALWAYS a big deal. I finally graduated college in December. Got my A.S. in Video Game Foundations. I tried to go back for an A.A. in Art, but got denied financial aid. Oh well. Guess that means my collegiate days are done for. SH.

    Posted June 25th, 2012 at 11:31 pm
  2. TheOtherDibbler Says:

    Wait, what? She’s been in the military? But she just finished high school! How does that work?

    Huge congratulations to her though, and to all your family for raising multiple talented, passionate, intelligent individuals.

    (And KenderBryant – never give up! You can always work for a couple of years and go back to college when you’ve raised some cash. There’s retired grandparents out there who are enrolled in college courses, if they can do it, you can too.)

    Posted June 26th, 2012 at 1:49 am
  3. sinesofinsanity Says:

    Congrats to your sister! The past week of sister stories have been quite fun so loved the build-up. 🙂 Gorgeous picture btw. (aside: First Nations Clark Kent sounds like he would be equally gorgeous)

    Posted June 26th, 2012 at 9:45 am
  4. Dave Says:

    Gratz to your sister!

    Now it’s time to grab the backpack and head to Europe for a year before going to college for 4-6 years and avoid the real world as long as possible 😉

    Posted June 26th, 2012 at 12:34 pm
  5. Gilfi Says:

    Grats and props to your sister for graduating…. Okay party’s over time to sign up for college. 😉 JK don’t stop the partay.

    Posted June 27th, 2012 at 2:52 am

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