My oldest, Michael, graduated from high school last week. We are very proud of him and how he was able to finish high school and with good grades despite his learning difficulties. His German teacher wrote on his report card, "he was sorry Washington assessment standards do not allow A+ because he deserved one." I also ran into his Sociology teacher and he told me, "Michael was a great young man and brought a lot of thoughtful discussion to the class." Michael also did a wonderful job in the musical production of Oliver! the high school drama department presented, and he did a great job at the high school talent show.
Steffen, my middle child, has had a great year at Hawkins Middle School. He participated in Honors, band, and Product Citizen. He was in the top 10% of 8th graders in Mason County. He was part of the marching band and participated in a trumpet trio and earned a superior at the contest. In addition, he received Student of the Trimester and was presented with a certificate at a year-end assembly last week. All his teacher comments included the words, "responsible, thoughtful, dedicated, helpful, dependable, respectful, capable, and talented." His science teacher wrote, "The answer isn't will he be successful. The question is what will he choose to do."