Thursday, May 29, 2008

Magna Cum Laude . . . Not Too Shabby

Today Sean graduated from American Fork High School, and I might just bust my buttons with pride! Sean has been an excellent student from the start, always pulling down fabulous grades and, just as importantly, receiving much praise from his teachers for his kindness and helpfulness to his fellow students. At every parent/teacher conference, I could always count on his teachers telling me how much they enjoy Sean in class and how often he comes to the aid of someone who is struggling. That is typical of Sean.

Do you see the gold cords around Sean's neck? Those mean that Sean graduated magna cum laude. Way to go! He was also chosen as a finalist for the valedictorian and salutatorians at AFHS out of a graduating class of over 500 kids.
Here is Sean with his Grandma and Grandpa Sagers. They are always so supportive and positive. We so very much appreciate their love and involvement in our family.

Here is our graduate with Grandpa, Grandma, me, Dave, sister Ashley and bro-in-law Jordan. Ashley has set such a wonderful example for her brothers to follow--not only academically (but definintely that!), but also in the way she lives her life. Thank you Ashley for leading the way, and thank you Jordan for going up the same path and being a wonderful example for Sean and Christian (and for all of us, actually). Christian is MIA today since this happened to be his 9th grade Lagoon day. Sean graciously kicked him out the door and told him to go to Lagoon and have a great time instead of attending the graduation ceremony. Christian was torn, but decided to do what his big brother told him to do:-) My mom fell ill today with a stomach flu so sadly missed out on the fun.

Sean, wow, are we lucky to have you in our lives! We love you so much!!! Words cannot express how much we love you. You are heaven sent and heaven blessed. Thank you for being such a wonderful young man. We love you!!!

3 comments:

Tigh, Jacque, & Charlotte said...

Deon! Your kids just keep getting more amazing every time I look at your post!! Good for you! You know, a successful man starts with a great woman. That means YOU!

Tigh, Jacque, & Charlotte said...

Deon! Your kids just keep getting more amazing every time I look at your post!! Good for you! You know, a successful man starts with a great woman. That means YOU!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deon
Thank you to you and Dave for sending the card telling us about Sean's High School graduation - and now I have read more and seen the pics on your blog - many congratulations to Sean, and to all of you too!
It's good to keep up with what's happening in your family.
Love Diane and Dave (Benfleet, UK)