Monday, May 18, 2015


It's been a busy weekend for my daughter, beginning with a Graduation Dinner and for the Honors Students at Northern Virginia Community College!


Hugging one of her history professor who led the honors program at her campus...

Lots of gifts were received...


For the honors program she was required to take 18 hours of honors classes, though she took a bit more. Honors classes might be more work, but they are also more fun! I told her so when she first started, and now she agrees!

For her honors classes she took:
English 111
Biology 101-field trip to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum with behind the scenes tour and to the Potomac Overlook
Art 101-field trip to National Gallery of Art
Biology 102
Renaissance-special project in historical costume
Economics-field trip to Udvar Hazy to collect data for a feasibility study
English 112
Art 102-field trip to National Gallery of Art and Pope-Leighy Frank Lloyd Wright House
History 102-field trip to TEDX Talk at George Mason University

Another memorable moment was for a non-honors class where she dressed in historical costume for the second time of her college career!

Yesterday she graduated! Her colorful honor cord was one of the many gifts she received the other night. She was also supposed to get a gold cord for graduating summa cum laude, but we had  no idea that was an option to purchase until it was too late. She also received pins for the honors program and for her membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society.


Then we went out to dinner (Carrabbas then the Cheesecake Factory) and took more photos!










My daughter worked exceedingly  hard all these years, even in the midst of taking vision therapy. Like the theme of the movie McClintock (starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara), she wasn't given this degree, she EARNED it!

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