It makes a parent PROUD!!

A little background: Connor graduated from 8th grade this past week [don’t even get me started about 8th grade, 5th grade, and even kindergarten graduations] and on Wednesday they had the baccalaureate Mass. At the Mass they handed out a number of awards – academics, athletic, good citizenship, etc. Seems like everyone got an award but Connor. He commented afterwards that he thought he would at least get a good citizen award – “that is the award they give you when you don’t get any other award”

More background: Connor is the school’s version of the Geek Squad. He is always being called upon to resolve technology issues – the teachers joked that they were not going to let him graduate because who would fix the equipment.

That leads us to the graduation last night. At the end of the ceremony they handed out more awards. I could see the stack of framed certificates and it was a pretty good stack. They handed out the valedictorian, the salutatorian, the scholar-athletes, the most spirited students, etc. Through all of the awards – no Connor. The stack was shrinking fast and soon they were down to the final award – Student of the Year.

They read the “qualifications” for the Student of the Year and commented that the awardee(s) would have their names engraved on a plaque in the school office. They said that they had two outstanding students that were deserving of the award this year. They read off the first winner – one of Connor’s female classmates. Then they said the final award goes to …. Connor Gibson.

Yep – that’s right, Connor was a Student of the Year for the 2007-2008 Eighth grade. I thought Bev was going to faint and I must admit I was pretty darn proud.


6 thoughts on “It makes a parent PROUD!!

  1. Kudos to Connor! That’s an awesome achievement, and I can certainly understand the pride which it certainly seems that Mom & Dad feel. Congrats!

  2. WOOHOO! OMG I’m crying right now (ok, so that could be due to pregnancy hormones, but STILL!). That is SO awesome and definitely something to be incredibly proud of!


    Dad should get you a NEW IPhone. Don’t let him pawn off his Palm on you, go for the real goods!

    And, oh by the way, this IS a BIG DEAL. You should be proud. But dont stop working hard and being who you are!

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