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Great Graduations

Great Graduations
For many students and teachers, the school year is coming to a close. We have reached the final stretch. The finish line is in sight. The class of 2009 has been measured for caps and gowns, and they are lining up for graduation rehearsals in school gymnasiums and auditoriums everywhere.

Parent and teacher associations and school booster clubs are preparing platters of cookies and punches for commencement celebrations. Caterers are cooking up a storm, and greeting card manufacturers are shipping extra graduation cards to retailers.

The excitement has begun.

Do you have a graduate this year?

My oldest will graduate from high school next week.

I am beginning to understand the proverbial flight of time. In a wink, she has gone from diapers to a diploma. Before we could blink, she went from the pram to the prom and from rattles to class rings.

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Where did the years go?

Graduation parties and celebrations fill our family calendar. Perhaps these laudatory events fill yours as well.

Congratulations, Class of 2009.

You may find these links useful, if you are celebrating the preschool, kindergarten, junior high, high school, college or university graduation of someone you love.

Diplomas with Diplomacy

Commencement ceremonies begin. Parents clutch graduation programs, scanning for their child's name and waiting for their turn to cheer proudly for their own graduate. A parent is, after all, a graduate's top fan forever.

Do-It-Yourself Home Schooling

Is distance learning a solid option for today’s graduates? How does distance learning work, and how does it stack up against in-person college or university studies?

Great Graduation Coloring Pages for Kids

As commencement celebrations begin, be sure to check out our top ten picks for free graduation coloring pages for kids. These printable coloring pages are sure to earn A+ grades with young coloring enthusiasts. May the creative coloring commence.

High School Graduation: Ten Basic Skills You Will Need for Adulthood

Looking forward to high school graduation? Are you ready? In addition to your high school's graduation requirements, do you possess the basic skills you will need for the next step? Here are ten basic skills you will need for adult life.

Ironing Out the Issues of Graduation Attire

How can you remove the wrinkles from a graduation gown? Try these practical pointers, so your graduate will look picture-perfect in his or her commencement cap and gown.

Make Your Own Great Graduation Banners and Party Decorations

Make your graduation celebration festive with a bold banner to proclaim the great news. Do-it-yourself graduation banners are simple and fun to make. Here's a simple step-by-step guide to making your own graduation banners and party decorations.

Memorable Graduation Quotes for High School Commencement Speeches

High school commencement speakers may be challenged to come up with memorable oratory to hold the attention of enthusiastic graduates. What are the top ten most memorable and significant graduation quotes for commencement speakers?

Popular Christian High School Graduation Songs

Each May, Christian high schools plan commencement ceremonies to celebrate the academic achievements of their senior class students. What popular songs might be appropriate for graduation at a Christian high school? Here are our top ten favorites.

Summer Jobs and Career Choices

No matter what field of study or profession a graduate may select, those early summer jobs can truly count. Here’s how to build solid work experience, right from the start.

Teen Internships – Planning and Preparing

What comes after graduation? How will the graduating senior spend his or her summer vacation this year?

Top Ten American Idol Alumni Hits for High School Graduation 2009

What tunes can build the soundtrack for high school graduation? Create a music mix, combining top American Idol stars with your own favorite brand-new high school alums? Here are our top ten American Idol star hits for high school graduation 2009.

Top 10 Funny Graduation Quotes

Humor and Levity for Commencement Cards and Ceremonies - What are the top ten funny graduation quotes for commencement ceremonies, speeches and greetings? Here are our favorite commencement quips.

Top 10 Graduation Bible Verses for Cards and Letters

How can we make graduation cards and letters more memorable? What can we include, to make graduation salutations more special? How about selecting a Bible verse or two to fit the proud graduation occasion?

Top Ten Terrific Graduation Gifts for Last-Minute Shoppers

A graduation is a salutatory occasion. What great last-minute gifts are appropriate for a high school or university graduate? Check out our top ten terrific graduation gifts for last-minute shoppers, arranged in ascending order by probable pricing.

Top Ten Trendy Songs for a Kindergarten Graduation

What are the makings of a super soundtrack for a kindergarten graduation? What tunes are ideal for a great children's party to mark the completion of kindergarten? Try our top ten trendy songs for a kindergarten graduation.

Upgrades and Accolades

A graduation celebration is a proud moment for students and parents alike, capping off many years of commitment and perseverance. Still, as a graduation marks the end of one chapter in a young person's life, it also opens a brand-new beginning.
Congratulations, graduates!

Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.

Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the Bible in chronological order.

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