This was probably the last St. Louis Commencement that we will attend for quite a while. Our sons have graduated and this class is the last that we have any close ties with.
Since my oldest son's graduation in 2001, I've felt that this is probably the most unique ceremony in Hawaii. The boys dressed in their white dinner jackets and black slacks really make them stand out from the normal cap and gown outfit. They all look so handsome.
There is always a moment that chokes me up when I attend one of these: from Ryan's class singing the Alma Mater in harmony to Brent's class rendition of The Prayer with Maila Gibson and Ho'okena last year to the Valedictory Address yesterday, there is always a "chicken skin" moment!
Congratulations to the SLS Class of 2009!