Ok, As everyone on the island knows, May is the craziest month of the year for all of us who actually live here. From City events, to open houses, to Clean Up Week, to Prom, to Graduation, to Memorial Day it does not seem like there are enough Hours in the day to get everything done, and that's with it starting to be light out until Midnight! So, Sorry for no blog updates, but I an the rest of the island have been busy! I'm going to be going backwards here so bare with me.....
First off, The All Night Senior Graduation Party was held this year at the Grand Aleutian. Surprisingly the secret was kept and they did not know what to expect till they got here.
And Neither will you. This is a Secret Party and No one but the attendees gets to know about it, lest it be spoiled by Sophomores or Freshmen knowing about it.
The Kids all Gathered in the Lobby awaiting their all night bash.
Ok, Maybe One little Hint..................And Congratulations to Gina and Nancy and the rest of the Senior Parents for pulling it off!!!
Same as last year the ceremony was held in the Big Gym at the High School.
There was so much going on and so much to talk about I think I am just going to be very short and sweet in my comments
James and Cass
Noah (Valedictorian) and Kim (Salutatorian)
Alyshia and Zac
Ben and Tau
Eric and Meda
Timo and Liz
John and Jonah
John Conwell, Superintendent of Schools
Noah's Proud Mum And Dad
Susan Lynch, who as a guest speaker still managed to work dog poo into the speech.....
Terri La Grand
Reid started the scholarships
Yudelaka, more scholarships
Aleutian Arts Council Scholarship
Unisea Scholarships with Michelle
Bethany with National Honors Society Scholarships
Ballhoo Lions Scholarships
More School Scholarships
Art Club Scholarships
The Mayor with City and Delta Western Scholarships
Terri With MORE Scholarships
Last year over $160,000 was handed out. This years totals are not in yet but might be greater.
Noah got the most though.
And in another tradation the Graduates Pass out flowers to those who mean the most to them.
Like Mums and Dads
And in Cass's Case even to pesky little Brothers!
ANd Of Course Mum And Dad.
So that was all Last night. What Was up the week before that? It was PROM!!!
Dylls and Natalie (Who also helped me with decorating)
Bethany was in Charge of the Prom Committee this year and Deserves special recgonization for all her hard work and Dedication! It was Fabulous!
It was an Under the Sea Theme and it turned out amazing!
But of Course it took a lot to get it there. We started the Day Before, me with a crazy plan to Make Balloon Seahorses at the entrance.
Well, From a distance they look like them, and I learned a lot for next year!
And the rest of the Hallway my helpers and I did looks great!
With the Lights all on
The Late Night Light helps out with keeping us going decorating until late. Here is 7pm
Of Course when you start with a bare gym there is a lot of work to do!
My Little Helpers!!! Actually they were all Fabulous, Smart Amazing and Beautiful young women!
Pizza Break! (Notice on the Table, I brought a 36 pack of Mountain Dew to keep the kids Energized!)
8Pm it was actually lighter
Yup, we were blowing and tying up balloons for hours.
With only Brief stops to try on Crowns and Tiarras
9pm a hint of sunshine came through
And Even at 11 there is still a hint of Blue in the sky.
Congratulations to all the Graduates, Prom Attendees and Scholarship winners!
Have a great Day everyone!