What’s Your Best Graduation Memory?

As the school year draws to a close, students don caps and gowns and prepare to cross the stage at graduation. What’s your favorite graduation memory? Did you represent your graduating class as a speaker, play a trick on your friends, or turn red from embarrassment as your family whooped and hollered from their seats? Share your graduation memories in today’s Throwback Thursday.

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Anne Murphy May 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

Jhusom 2011 and 2015 we are a Hopkins family
Mom and Dad '81, Julie'11, Daniel '15

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Melinda Thomas May 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

While I graduated recently, this is certainly not about me but rather the father and son who both had the same name, (Sr. and Jr.) graduated together. I saw the look of accomplishment in both their eyes (the dad was especially proud) and said, wow. I was totally moved and impressed by that.

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Bonnie C May 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

My family consisted of mother, father, myself, and eleven siblings, which meant we made the most of what we had and took little for granted. When I was a teen-ager, my father had an incredibly stressful work life. He never missed work for any illness, and even made sure he took every opportunity to work overtime or special projects. I learned later that he worked some of that overtime so we could afford my school pictures and class ring. But the crowning moment was on that Sunday when I graduated, and knew my father had an opportunity to work overtime, but saw him in the crowd as I processed down the aisle to my seat. I graduated with honors from high school, but the biggest honor was knowing I was more important than overtime, in my father's eyes.

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LaToya Mobley, LGSW May 21, 2015 at 8:41 am

Looking into the stands and seeing my children, knowing that I set an example for them. In that moment I really felt like Super MOM.

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Monica May 21, 2015 at 8:32 am

At my college graduation, I brought a small bottle of bubble soap and a wand. Towards the end of the ceremony I began making bubbles which floated over the other graduates. A reporter noticed and put my photo on the front page of the City paper. A memory I will share with generations to come!

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AJ May 21, 2015 at 7:57 am

I was presented several awards at graduation that I did not know I was going to get. When my class stood and cheered, my face burned for the rest of the day I was so embarrassed and proud at the same time. I will never forget it.

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