The family supported Seth by attending his graduation in Gatesville. The ceremony was held on the high school football field. We had been worried about the weather because it has been an unusually wet spring. If the ceremony had to move indoors, attendance would have been limited to 4 guests per family. That would have disappointed several family members.
The ceremony was simple and respectful, focusing on the relationships the students have forged over the years. It was representative of what it is like to live in a small town with a family atmosphere.
Here are a few highlights of the evening. For some reason, the pictures didn't load in the order I intended. They aren't in order and it is too much of a hassle to rearrange them, so they are staying this way.
|The superintendent addressed the crowd prior to the ceremony,|
instructing us to refrain from using noise makers, such as air horns.
|proud mom Rebecca and Uncle Scott|
|The silly twins|
|Our official Team Seth ID badges; compliments of|
|the honor guard|
|Seth in the processional|
|I loved how they put the graduates' year on|
the score board.
|These 4 love any chance to get together.|
|After graduation, everyone in town seemed to|
swarm the football field!
|Poppy and Mimi with their favorite grandson.|
|The girls love their big cousin.|
|The uncles with Seth.|
|Some of Seth's friends...|
|and more friends...|
|Proud Mom and her boy|
|The chair was placed on the field as a memorial|
to a fellow classmate who had passed away.
|Each student placed a flower in the tub beside the|
chair as they approached the stand.
|Seth head up for his diploma.|
|Gerson, Leslie, and Jamie|