Thursday, May 20, 2010

Class of 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010 Commencement day Claremont McKenna College
Athena's graduation day
Literature honors, CUM LAUDE
Senior thesis: "Miles from Home: A Collection of Travel Stories"


It was a beautiful and clear southern California afternoon. All the tables and chairs were set up for a champagne and dessert reception following the ceremony.








A large tent provided a perfect venue for the ceremony.


The band played "Pomp and Circumstance" as the graduates marched in.





We arrived early to find the best seats.



Athena with her other Posse Foundation Scholarship friends.


A milestone day for us all.

Athena and her proud dad



Mat, Courtney and Athena (old room-mates), Nate and Stacy

Lots of good friends

Many hugs


lots of laughs



a chance for everyone to celebrate with family and friends


Athena with cousins J and Celina



Brent and Athena




Nice ice sculptures "Yay class of 2010"

The CMC mascot "Stag"



Party time!


End of a happy day!


Last celebratory champagne toast in a packed up dorm room. Mat and Athena say adieu to Claremont McKenna.


Lovely Claremont Village which is the college town...

Farewell for now dear Claremont... one chapter ends as another begins.






































































5 comments:

Trekcapri said...

Hi Barb, congratulations to your daughter. Looks like it was a festive celebration. Sometimes I see life in chapters like a book. We go through these different chapters in our lives. When one ends, a new one starts with brand new possibilities, opportunities and stories to tell. Wishing many more happy and exciting new chapters ahead ...

Kat said...

Congratulations to Athena! Gorgeous photos.

Saturday was a special day for both of us...and beautiful days too!

Stop by...wedding photos are posted. Oh.My.Gosh! Pure magic!

Hugs!
Kat

Laurie said...

Oh, so lovely, Barb! So many happy, young smiles. New beginnings. How wonderful!!

Ice luges said...

First of all Congratulations. Specially I like the ice Congratulations

girasoli said...

A belated congratulations to Athena! How exciting for her and for you! I really enjoyed all of the photos. You must be so proud :)

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