July 16, 2015

graduation day {part 2}...

I must have rolled that honor cord through my fingers fifty times... it was unexpected {to me} but well earned {by him.} At the end of last year there was much hub-bub about no honor cords and no honors seating and no decorating of caps...


I don't know why they messed with my heart, but it was all for naught.  At the end of that last practice they handed out the cords, and when asked about decorating their caps, the answer was Go for it!  And so, the Hufflepuff crest was added to his graduation hat, and he swapped out his tie.  Both coordinated nicely with his National Honor Society stole, also well earned - but almost not.

At the beginning of April the NHS advisor let Cam know that he didn't have enough volunteer hours to wear it, but, if he attended all of the events on her long list, she would count the hours from another volunteer job he had completed and he could be awarded the stole. It was a lot, and somehow he did over and above what she expected, especially the evening for the new NHS inductees.  I wrote her a note thanking her for working with Cam and she replied that she could not have made it though induction night without him. She also let me know how much she thought of Cam, and that she would have done anything she could have to ensure that Cam could receive his honor stole. I am always thankful when someone goes out of their way to make sure I know what a great kid I have. Always
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p.s... I thought I would do graduation in two posts... but I guess it will be three...

2 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Such a great story of his hard work. Of course she would tell you what a great guy he is. Of course she would.

Three it is!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'm so glad he was able to get the recognition that he rightly deserves; hard work pays off!!! And, haven't I told you lately how awesome he is? As well as his big sister!!! ;)
I can't imagine why they would not ever let those kiddos decorate their caps; such a fun tradition!!!
XOXO