Contact Us    
Graduation Day - for One?

School's first graduating class will long be remembered.

by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore
May 21, 2006

Bookmark and Share
Graduation Day - for One?

Graduation day is a time to celebrate with your family, classmates, with all of the pomp and circumstance. Schools will be graduating classes in the range of a dozen to 500 or 600. Hopewell Christian Academy is no different. Their graduation ceremony was 90 minutes long with speeches by the Valedictorian and School Board Chairman, prayers, proud parents and a processional of faculty and graduates. Or should I say graduate.

That's right. Hopewell Christian Academy opened their doors 9 years ago and began educating students in readin', ritin', rithmetic and religion. The first graduating class was supposed to be 2007 but a transfer student from hurricane ravaged New Orleans changed all of that.

Richard Allen VI and his family were uprooted a year ago by Katrina and they settled near the Georgia community of Norcross. His parents decided to enroll Richard at Hopewell with hopes of a smaller school would make life a little easier after escaping Katrina with their lives. Richard was enrolled there along with his two younger sisters, in a student body of about 250.

In his address to the attendees, Richard proclaimed he was "Pressing Toward Success". He took his graduation verse from St. Paul's letter to the Philippian church, chapter 3 which says "pressing on – forgetting what is behind and looking toward what is ahead."

Ahead for Richard is university life at either Georgia Tech ior Georgia State University, where any freshman level class will probably be bigger than his entire school this year.

The school took out all the stops to make this graduation special including all of the things that make for a graduation ceremony, including the tossing of the mortarboards. I guess Richard will have no problem figuring out which one is his.

Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*

Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.

Please type the letters you see above.


Bookmark and Share

RSS Feed for Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore: RSS Feed for Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore
Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore
Hall of Fame is for the Best
Baseball's Vote Will Say Volumes.
by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore, 1/7/07
Troops, Duration and Pay Per View
Crunching numbers surrounding the war.
by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore, 12/31/06
Passing on Partisanship
Democrats give open mic to a preacher.
by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore, 12/24/06
Priorities in our world are all jacked up
Should it be who controls the US Senate or a human life?
by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore, 12/17/06
Everything Worth Knowing This Christmas
... I learned by playing Santa Claus.
by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore, 12/10/06
Changes in Midwestern Politics
Go figure, Religion is an issue raised.
by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore, 10/15/06
It's Wrong - No Matter How You Spin It
Congressman hits on underage pages.
by Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore, 10/8/06
» Complete List (127)

RSS Feed for Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore: RSS Feed for Richard 'Mr. Moo' Moore

Recently Published
View Article Remembering a Lesser-Known Carroll
A tribute to Carroll Spinney
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 12/13/19
A Godwink Defined
Making sense of the coincidences of life
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 12/6/19
Making Deposits in the Blessing Bank
A grateful heart is a great investment
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/27/19
A Shepherd in Sneakers
Celebrating the ministry of Fred Rogers
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/22/19
Feeding Our Nightmares
The dangerous diet of late night news
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/15/19
Saluting Puget Sound Honor Flights
Pledging allegiance to our Veterans
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/8/19
The Tale of the Flameless Taper
An All-Saints Day Reminder
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 11/1/19

Get the Partial Observer's
'recently published' headlines via RSS.

RSS Feed for Recently Published PO Articles    What is RSS?
Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2019 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top