I confided with a co-worker today how every time I hear Pomp and Circumstance, I weep happy tears. I can't help it. Must be my girl hormones...
And I was delighted to see who all is back in town, safe and sound. Check it out. From right to left are Tavaris Washington, Jacques Roman, Armanti Edwards and Josh Jackson.
See how they smile. These student/football athletes, along with Daniel Finnerty, who graduated in an earlier ceremony this morning, found a way to leave yesterday's "The Best Game We Ever Lost" aside and celebrate the here and now--their college graduation. Like the other hundreds of Appalachian State University students who walked in today's ceremony, this has been a major life goal for these young adults the past four or so years. Chancellor Peacock went out of his way to recognize Armanti Edwards when his name was announced because Edwards has attracted national attention to our university. However Peacock made it crystal clear that although Armanti may be the current face of fame of Appalachian, there is no doubt that there are many other contributors in the newest class of graduates of the Appalachian family who will also make their mark on this world.
Indeed, I believe this to be true.
The Graduate, Armanti Edwards.
And smart Wataugan, Jenny Mixter speaks at graduation. She graduates Magna Cum Laude with a degree in the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Exercise Science.
Congrats Jenny:) Go Get 'em.