"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." ~Joyce Brothers.
This blog started out to be a way of reporting on Tom's mission adventure. I soon realized that there's just a lot going on in life that I don't want to forget about. Our lives are busy, happy and full and I hope to capture some of the excitement in this blog.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
2012 Senior Awards Banquet – Wow…. just WOW!
David receiving his awards.
David and his friend Tessa.
On Tuesday, May 22nd, we attended David’s senior
awards banquet at Little America Hotel in SLC.
Talk about impressive! Not
talking about the location, the food or even the company (at our table,
anyway), but the caliber of kids at this banquet was mind blowing! I think that older generations tend to shake their
heads and worry about our youth. We hear
far too many negative things about kids getting into trouble, having no
motivation, staying dependant for far too long, etc.. All I can say is my mind was forever changed
last night! The students at this awards
banquet were exceptional in every way. I
can’t imagine how there’s enough hours in the day to accomplish all that they
do. These were students in the top 10%
of their class, generally, which means they were all probably within a point or
two of a 4.0 GPA, with many attaining a 4.0 GPA. The majority had received scholarships and
all of them had been accepted to a university or college. Besides achieving outstanding academic
success, these students participated in and more often than not, were leaders in
service work, clubs, student body offices, athletics, theater, music, dance,
art…. it just went on and on! They are
smart, talented and ambitious and I am truly in awe of their accomplishments.
David was recognized for receiving scholarship offers from
UVU, Westminster, Utah State and SUU. He
is also eligible to receive the Utah Regents Scholarship. He received an academic letter in both 10th
and 12th grade, is in the top 10% of his class academically, and he
also lettered in baseball his Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years. When he graduates on June 1st, he
will receive the Diploma of Merit, which is a diploma where higher academic
standards are achieved through all four years of high school. We couldn’t be more proud of David! He has worked so hard to achieve these goals,
put in hours upon hours of work in class, at home and on the baseball
field. He is well prepared to go on to
college and will face new challenges with all of the skills and knowledge he
has obtained at Cottonwood High School.
I so look forward to seeing him and his amazing friends achieve what their
goals and dreams hold for them! Like I
said… wow, just wow! Congratulations
Cottonwood High School Class of 2012!