The big day finally arrived! Our high school holds graduation at the State Capital, which makes for an impressive ceremony. Because they share the last same name, Whitney and Analese got to march in and sit next to each other during the ceremony. Noreen is president of the school's Governing Board, so we got front row seats!
We are so proud of Whitney! She was her school's Salutatorian (second in her class) for 2012. This is a picture of her receiving her award. She would have been Valedictorian if she hadn't taken time off to intern at the State Legislature this session. I asked if she had any regrets, but she said she'd rather have had the Legislature experience, and besides she got the award without having to write a speech. :)