Lizzie’s Graduation

Sunday evening, June 23rd, 2019, Lizzie graduated from high school. Grandma Stogdill flew from Iowa to join us for the weekend. It was nice seeing her again. Here’s a selfie taken before the ceremony.

Tim, Jeri, Grandma Stogdill, Nicole with Jeffrey, Victoria, and Sarah in the row behind. Click photo for full size.

This year Warner Avenue Christian Academy had two graduates: Josh and Lizzie. Here they are playing a piece together with Josh on violin and Lizzie on piano.

Josh and Lizzie playing. Click photo for full size.

As per tradition, each graduate had a slideshow that displayed his or her life from the beginning. Here is Lizzie’s.

Pastor Steve gave an encouraging address to all reminding us to keep learning. This is only the “end of the beginning.” Then he presented the diplomas.

Pastor Steve, Josh, and Lizzie. Click photo for full size.

After the ceremony, we had a reception in the church’s fellowship hall where we had food and drinks.

Food table at the reception after the graduation. Click photo for full size.

Of course there was also cake and ice cream.

Lizzie with the graduation cake. Click photo for full size.
Joanna, Victoria, Lizzie, Sarah, and Nicole with the cake. Click photo for full size.
Photo time with Jeffrey. Click photo for full size.
Some Pau girls, McNabb girls, and Grandma Stogdill. Click photo for full size.

Josiah and his church friends really enjoy playing with Nerf guns. Here he is trying to pop a balloon with a gun that can shoot small balls pretty hard. (The balloon didn’t break.)

Josiah trying to pop a balloon with a Nerf gun. Click photo for full size.

Here is Lizzie’s graduation photo.

Lizzie’s graduation photo (taken with a Pixel 3a)

Here is a video collage of the day.