The Great Graduation Post
Graduation was great! It was something that I had always looked forward to and it definitely lived up to my expectations. On Friday (5/13/11) we had the university commencement ceremony at Lane Stadium, the Hokies’ football stadium. The feeling of walking on that beloved football field as a soon-to-be graduate felt absolutely awesome. Unfortunately the ceremony itself was greatly condensed due to severe thunderstorms – it actually started pouring during the commencement speech. But, I guess no one will ever forget our graduation and how everyone, students and audience members alike, rushed out of their seats to take cover from the storm. My family and I celebrated after the university ceremony with dinner at “El Gran Rodeo” in Christiansburg, one of our favorite local Mexican restaurants. The next morning (5/14/11) was my college commencement ceremony where I actually received my diploma. A speech was given by a 2003 VT grad and she really gave me a glimpse into what the future can hold for me. After this ceremony, we took a zillion family pictures all over campus (as did every other graduate). We celebrated again with lunch at “The Great 611 Steak Company” in Roanoke which had to-die-for baked potatoes and surprisingly good steaks. And then later that day, Justin and I celebrated with close friends and fellow graduates. All in all, it was a wonderful graduation! Next up, learning how to be a grown-up. 🙂
Posted on May 15, 2011, in Countdown Project and tagged Blacksburg, College, Commencement Ceremony, Commencement Speech, Dean's List, Diploma, Graduation, Hokies, Virginia, Virginia Tech. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.