Today was the last day of school at Bon Lin Elementary School. Diane and I had the privilege of attending the 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony this morning. Here elementary school ends after the 5th grade and the kids then move on to a number of different middle schools so the end of 5th grade is treated somewhat like a graduation (processional, recessional, presentation of awards and certificates, reception, etc.).
This is a picture of Hannah and the principal of her school, Mrs. Kay Williams. We're so very proud of Hannah and the success she has enjoyed in school. We celebrate with Hannah today in her achievements, including the President's Award for American Educational Excellence, the American Citizenship Award, a school award for achieving Honor Roll, and a school award for Citizenship.
It was a bittersweet day for all of us. Hannah was quite emotional as several of her closest friends are moving on to different middle schools...with Hannah moving on to the Smith Academy. Hannah had a great year, participating in her school's yearbook staff, book club, and being a member of the Beta Club and APEX. We're so proud of her and thankful for her and we celebrate with her. Seems like yesterday she started off in the Early 5's program at Centerville Kindergarten Village, then a couple of years later on to Cline Elementary in Centerville, Ohio, then on to Oak Elementary School here, then as the city grew being moved into a brand new elementary school near our home at the beginning of 4th grade, Bon Lin Elementary.
I'm sure there will be several other posts about today...not to mention so many other things we need to catch up on to keep all of you friends in the loop (for example, yesterday we celebrated with Clara as she finished up the 3rd grade). It's been a busy time for us (busy day, busy week, busy month, busy semester, busy school year...). Tonight we spent some time just relaxing on the back porch and enjoying the peace of our back yard.
More later...yes, I know it's been a long time since I've posted and that Diane has done most of the postings...I need to get back into the habit...