Saturday, May 14, 2016

Jared's Graduation

A day Jared worked for long and hard - GRADUATION - Magna Cum Laude! We're proud of all that Jared accomplished in the past four years. It's not easy to work your way through college, and to do that while leading an active social life AND serving on Student Government (as rep, senator and then President) is especially awe-inspiring.

We were an excited crowd when we met at Junell Auditorium for Jared's graduation from ASU.
Jamin and Michel

Nolan & Arielle

The man of the hour

Jared- in profile

Congrat from Dean of Poli Sci department

Spot our graduate - hint blue Student Government sash

Jared and the brothers

Jared and the Sisters (Larissa is the girl's sister not his)

Jared and Veronica - Larissa's mother

Me, Earl (Michael's brother) Jared, Mary (Earl's wife) Michael 

 Nearly all of us - BreZaak and Bella weren't able to travel
F - Stacia, Krista, Me, Larissa
B - Arielle, Nolan, Alex, Jared,Josiah, Michael, Jamin 

You done good!

*Text from the write up in the paper, ASU website and program: 
Jared G was nominated by the Department of Political Science and Philosophy. A political science major with communication minor, he received the B.T. Taylor Memorial Scholarship. His academic performance merited him induction into the Alpha Chi and Phi Kappa Phi national honor societies, as well as the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society and Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society. He also presented research at the National Alpha Chi Convention. His extensive involvement in the ASU Student Government Association (SGA) earned him selection as Student Senator of the Year for 2012-13 and election as ASU student body president for 2014-15.  
As SGA president, Jared G led efforts to launch the Ram Tram public transportation system, worked to strengthen ties between the university and the community, and represented the student body on the search committee for ASU’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs. He also completed a semester-long internship at Congressman Michael Conaway’s office in Washington, D.C., and worked as a regional field manager for Governor Mike Pence’s re-election campaign in Indiana during his senior year. Following graduation, Jared G plans to begin a career in business and hopes to pursue a career in public office. 

Shamelessly taken from Riss' Facebook Wall

I just have to say - "Not bad for a socially awkward, can't compete in the real world with a mommy diploma, homeschooler!" Beware of sterotypes y'all!  And to all my fellow-homeschool moms in the trenches....hang in there, it's worth it.

Note - from here we moved on to rehearsal and rehearsal/grad dinner - more posts to follow. LOL


Peacocks and Roses said...

Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. This encourages and strengthens me in knowing that my decision to homeschool my children is worth it. God bless!

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Anonymous said...

Roflol--'the girls' sister, not his'


DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Kristine - I said Jared and the "brothers" and got the boys and their two best friends.....then I said Jared and the "sisters" and said I wanted Larissa to join in....I had to explain my reasoning...she's not YOUR sister, but she is now ONE of THE SISTERS. LOL

Laura said...

Such an emotion packed weekend!!! Congratulations on every bit of it!

Anonymous said...

Atta Boy! AND well done MOM. Sis proud of you and the ones who have already graduated. Awesome.

Sorry we could not make the wedding.... BUT how beautiful everything is/was/ love/prayers -- 2G's T