So my neice, Allison, graduated Whitehall High School. We didn't want to miss out on the festivities, so we drove up to Wisconsin to witness this crazy event! This graduation was very different from my graduation. Mine was located in Constitution Hall in Washington DC. Hers was located in their High School Gym. Mine was semi-formal attire. Hers was casual. Mine took FOREVER! Hers was so short. Mine was cool inside. Hers was super sticky-hot! Mine was followed by a dinner out. Hers was followed by hoppin' graduation party. (side note: In the Midwest, it is expected to have a graduation party in your honor. There is a bonus...guests are supposed to bring a monetary gift to the graduate. Graduates often make somewhere between $1000-$2000 at their individual parties. In MD, I went to one friend's (JenJen) graduation party. And the only gift I received was a pen, that I didn't even like.)
Regardless of the differences, it was fun to see my little Al graduate!
This is Stacey...she is adopted into the family now! Yay Stacey! I found out that she was the Homecoming Queen, Miss Whitehall, and is a Power Lifting Nationalist!
Here is Allison. I thought she was looking at us...but it turns out she didn't find us until much later!
This is Kaden...who needed to "go potty" in the middle of the ceremony. Remember, it was in the Gym...so we were sitting on bleachers. We, of course, were sitting in the middle top row. So...it was fun saying, "Excuse me, I'm Sorry. Excuse me, I'm sorry!" to all the people I was sqishing through. Don't forget, it was a round-trip. So double the fun!