We had an emotional day at work; the first class of our Youth Ensemble graduated. All of them will head to college in the Fall. While I did not have as much time with them as much of the rest of the staff, I have become a big fan of all of these extremely talented young people.
The graduation ceremony was emotional for everyone–not a dry eye after all of the speeches. It was different from my nephew’s graduation because, while it had airs of the same hope and inspiration of a high school graduation, it was much more individual. Everything said was specific to each of the six students-their talents, their future and their immensely important time at the theater. It is amazing how much impact the theater had on their lives and how much they impacted the people at the theater. I have lots of love for them and wish them all the best in college!