Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sara's Graduation

Well, it's official! Our daughter Sara has her college diploma. It was spelled correctly and even signed! Below are pictures from both the baccalaureate service and graduation at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

We begin with the official Elizabethtown College banner. Banners like this one lined the driveway up to Leffler Chapel.

Of course, no celebration is complete without cake -- this one supplied by the College.

The baccalaureate service was held in beautiful Leffler Chapel on Friday night. It was a very moving service, revolving around a dozen or so short addresses by graduating seniors.

Sara won the honors of selecting the music and conducting the choir during the service. Here she is 'taking attendance.'

That's Sara conducting the choir. It is the first time we've seen her conduct. Very nice technique, my dear.

Mila is one of Sara's good friends. She also accompanied Sara on the piano for one of her vocal recital pieces this year.

Here is Sara and Lisa, her roomate of 3 1/2 years.

After the baccalaureate we were treated to (very loud) music, drinks, and this unbelievable Hershey chocolate-covered strawberry fountain!

Saturday was a beautiful day for an outdoor graduation.

At the graduation ceremony, Sara was part of a vocal quartet. (She's the short one!) Here they are singing the National Anthem.

Yay! Sara didn't trip going up the steps to get her diploma!

I think that's relief on her face here as she walks back to her seat.

After all the speakers were finished and diplomas were handed out, the quartet sang the Alma Mater.

Gee, do you think she's happy?

Here are three of the four BAs in Music: Mila (piano), Erin (alto voice), and Sara (soprano voice).

These are Sara's two closest friends, Lisa (left) and Sarah (right). They will be two of her bridesmaids when she marries in August.

Here they are showing off their hoods.

The proud family (now including Keith, her fiancé, to her right, and her brother Tom, to her left). . .

. . . and again.

You can see the pink flip-flops these three wore. The pink is to symbolize that they were Music majors.

Sara with Lisa. . .

Sara with Tom . . .

. . . and Sara with Keith.

Quad D6 was known as the 'cool' quad (in their eyes, anyway).

Lastly, here's Sara with Lisa, Sarah, and their friend Steph, outside their quad.


At 2:57 PM, Blogger Br Lawrence, O.P. said...

Congratulations! We look forward to meeting your family...

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