• Susan Fitzgerald Barta
    Posted at 09:19h, 05 June

    I’m pretty sure I’m not in one of those orange robes!! Haha

  • Karen Shelley
    Posted at 09:43h, 05 June

    …there we are…best graduation ever…

  • Shelly Tate
    Posted at 10:11h, 05 June

    Now this is what you call a graduation class!

  • Lisa Hamburger-Watson
    Posted at 11:09h, 05 June

    I KNOW I’m not in an orange robe!!

  • Libbie Marshall
    Posted at 19:09h, 12 June

    You know the best part I love about seeing a picture like this is that 35+ years ago we had to work for our achievements. If we wanted to be in the honor society or on a sports team, a cheerleader, drill team, the DECA program as well as many other things we had to TRY OUT and prove we were worthy of participating. Not like today’s kids that if you want to do something we “shouldn’t lower their self esteem” and let them do it anyway. In the small town of 14,000 where I live there is about 275 in their graduating class each year. Pretty much everyone make the honor roll and I believe there are about 15 valedictorians. It is quite sickening to me that the parents are boasting about their child making the honor roll here – wow what an achievement your child and everyone else’s. Congratulations to all the ‘Orange Robes’ of the honor society (I was not one of them) and to Brian our Valedictorian and Mary our Salutatorian. Your achievements were noticed by all as well they should have been!

  • Karen Shelley
    Posted at 19:28h, 12 June

    Libby that is kind of you…yet, I’m not worthy…I took easy classes…no calculus or high level courses, so I am giving my orange to someone more worthy…age does provide better eyesight in some ways 🙂

  • Libbie Marshall
    Posted at 19:31h, 12 June

    Karen Shelley I give you extra credit for your honesty. You may keep your orange!

  • Karen Shelley
    Posted at 20:38h, 12 June

    ha ha…nice try…the smart ones were in black..you got to send off the fireworks, parachute men, etc…now that’s smart…carpe diem 🙂

  • Karen Shelley
    Posted at 01:54h, 13 June

    I remember seeing white parachutes (w/ men attached like GI Joe) falling in front of me…and fireworks at the end…and I remember looking at the field and seeing a mass of white covering the entire area…not a blade of green grass showed through…I wonder if my memory is correct…hope so, it is such a fun memory…and I hold everyone dear because of this shared time together 🙂

  • Andi Hyde Anderson
    Posted at 10:01h, 13 June

    Libbie, just so you know, it’s not just small towns, it’s everywhere in the US. When Hanna was inducted into NJHS in Katy, TX, which was a huge school district by then, 90% of the 7th grade class was also being inducted. That’s not how honor society is supposed to work. It’s supposed to be the top 10% who get in. That just infuriated me. My niece just graduated from Mustang HS as one of 22 valedictorians, which is utterly ridiculous. You know there was one person who had the highest GPA and then someone else had the second highest. They should have been valedictorian and salutatorian. Honestly, all this ‘feel good’ crap has spawned a generation of slackers and people who think the world owes them EVERYTHING for doing absolutely NOTHING! There are even studies out there proving this, but people won’t listen. Watching other people get awards when I didn’t, only made me want to try that much harder. Kids today have nothing to motivate them to be better. It’s really sad.

  • Andi Hyde Anderson
    Posted at 10:02h, 13 June

    And, how do you really feel, Andi???? LOL!!!!

  • Libbie Marshall
    Posted at 13:54h, 13 June

    Yes I know Andi Hyde Anderson that it is everywhere. It is sad truly sad……..

  • Andi Hyde Anderson
    Posted at 22:44h, 13 June

    We got to sit with our friends. I was next to my bff Janet Killmon.