High school for Keaton. I think it was as much a social experience as an academic one. Cheering on school teams, going to dances, leaving for lunch, hanging with friends. He got a 4.0 his final quarter though. A couple years ago at Callahan's graduation, I was so stressed (I don't do well with crowds and chaos, no parking, no seating, hoping the car didn't get towed) that I texted Keaton right then and there and asked "Do I have to come to your graduation?" ... I went.
It was at the Maverick Center again, like Callahan's two years ago (Landon's had been downtown in the Vivent Arena). Instead of trying to have FIVE school graduations in one day there, the lesson had been learned, and there were just three. Time enough in between that hopefully one group had left before the next school came. Parking (getting IN anyway) wasn't really an issue. Cal and Kate and her parents had gone earlier than us and saved us some seats (Kate's brother was also graduating). So overall, this year wasn't AS stressful for me.
I didn't know as many of the speakers this year, but the valedictorian was one of Keaton's good buddies. As the kids came in to sit, they had it alternate boy/girl (until the end, as there were a lot more girls than boys in this graduating class). But as I was watching Keaton and crew during the program, I saw some squirming, and the guys changed seats so they were sitting together and would get their diplomas one after the other. They keep things interesting!
Grayson had a derby scheduled, and it was a little (or a lot) stressful trying to get out of the parking lot and make it there on time. Keaton hit the "Senior Sunset" school activity graduation night. Held at West Valley Fitness Center. There was ice skating, swimming, a rock wall ... lots to do, lots to eat. There were a couple of friend parties on Friday night, and then over the weekend we had a family dinner out to Tepankaki to celebrate ourselves. ConGRADulations Keaton!