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Belle
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Today was my graduation ceremony. It was very hot. But, it was nice to finally know I am finished. I didn't want to walk, but my kids really wanted me too. So, for them, I withstood all the pomp and circumstance. Tonight I am going to dinner with my family to further celebrate.

So, I am the proud owner of a cap and gown I will never wear again, a shiny lapel pin courtesy of the alumni association (who really just want money), a tassel I can hang from my rear view mirror if I like, oh, yeah, and a BS degree. [Big Grin]

Photos!

[ May 10, 2009, 09:41 AM: Message edited by: Belle ]

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Congrats Belle. I know you have been working hard at this. I hope you find luck in landing a job.
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Glenn Arnold
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Belle,

If I remember correctly, you were studying to be a teacher. Does your BS come with certification? In what? Do you need to complete a master's degree to keep the certification?

(Reason I'm asking: My teaching certification expires after five years if I don't complete my masters)

Oh, and congratulations!!!!!

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Super congrats! It's a weird feeling, isn't it? I image once you start teaching, though, even though pomp will be a happy memory marking all of your hard work and perseverance.
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I am so happy for you Belle- you have worked so hard for this day!
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Belle
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My BS is in secondary education, but I double-majored in secondary ed and English. I have already applied for my certificate and it's pending only the posting of my degree before it can be processed.

I have to re-certify in 5 years, but don't need to complete a master's to do so - just the required number of hours of professional development. I will, however, get my master's before that time.

Now, the really exciting part - finding a job!

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yay, Belle!
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Congratulations!

I bet your kids were really proud.

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That's super! I'm glad you walked . . . even if it was "just" for your kids. I never did, for either BS or MEd and wish I had done at least one of them.
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Bella Bee
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My mum graduated last year, and I have to say it was the proudest moment of my life - so I can guess how your kids feel!

Wonderful. Good for you. [Smile]

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Congratulations, Belle, that's great! You've been through a lot since you started!
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Congratulations, and happy Mothers' Day!

--j_k

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Well, I just got home. I thought we were going to have a dinner with my brother and his family and I walked into a party with multitudes of family, friends, church family members!

My family, even my kids, totally kept this from me for weeks! We had the party at the upstairs room of a local Italian restaurant. There was cake, and people that I love to wish me well. Some of them I haven't seen in months. It was so great...the best way to celebrate.

I love my husband. [Smile] He planned the whole thing.

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That's really fantastic to hear, and what a great way to celebrate! You've got a wonderful family, Belle, and I think you'll be a great teacher.
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Congratulations. Good luck finding a job. [Smile]
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Congrats!
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Congratulations!
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Sterling
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Congratulations, Belle. Heaven knows, the world can use more good teachers.
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Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment! You deserved a party for that.
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Congratulations!!!!!!
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Congrats, Belle. [The Wave]

I also walked for my family members -- parents and grandparents -- not for myself. But even though I have since then lost the photo, cap and gown, and even the tassel, I'm glad I did.

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Congratulations! I myself did not walk as my parents were on a paradisaical island, and could not be there. But again, I'm so pleased you've surmounted this obstacle. [Smile]
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Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment! You rock.
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That is so awesome, Belle!
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That's the sweetest pic of you and Abigail. [Smile]
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Congratulations, Belle! You look so happy and I bet your kids are so proud!
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Belle
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My hair is a mess! LOL It was so, so, so hot - they lined us up in a gym across the street from where the ceremony was being held. That gym had no air conditioning. I'm looking over these pics going "Man, that was a bad hair day!"
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Congratulations! That is so fabulous!
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Congratulations Belle! Way to go, girl!
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