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I had 112 decibels of pride for my son's graduation. Sorry if you temporarily lost your hearing.
Nick's graduation meant more to me than you'll ever know. Had to have air horns to celebrate when they announced his name, but they were sold out at Walmart. I asked three sales associates for help; one even called around to another store. Fortunately, the associate referred me to the boating place across the street where I was able to purchase a couple of the biggest, loudest horns in Waukesha.
While the gym filled to capacity, the Waukesha North High School Graduation Band kept us entertained with this powerful piece prior to the processional and Pomp and Circumstance.
Associate Principal, Mr. Mitchell Weber, gave the Message to Seniors. He spoke as a gray-haired three-score and three grandfather to his grandchildren, not as their teacher or principal. He spoke of taking chances. He wanted the graduates to live their lives well so when their time is near they will be ready. He spoke of faith in God and his Catholicism, as a grandfather might, but in the public school setting he coincidentally mentioned it the same time the microphone acted up...once again. Makes me wonder. Found out after mass that Mr. Weber and I attend the same church. When I see him I'll have to mention what a great speech it was.
Graduation day was near perfect. Cool and sunny. Lots of family and pictures. I'm so proud for all Waukesha graduates but, naturally, especially for my son.