Thursday, May 9, 2013

Can You Keep A Secret?

Last night I attended Senior Awards Night at my granddaughter's high school. Watching the seniors parade across the stage and be recognized for their awards was a long and happy occasion; a prelude to their graduation ceremony at the end of the month.

I was especially pleased when my granddaughter's name was announced, followed by the awards she has received, the biggest being the very generous Robert J. Trulaske Sr. Scholarship from the Trulaske School of Business at the University of Missouri.

The list of schools where graduates will attend was impressive. Most will go to colleges in Missouri. Others will be heading off to: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Colorado, Texas, and California. Two will be studying in other countries. One will go to college in Canada; another in China.

What also was also impressive was the secret revealed by the school principal at the end of the ceremony.

When he asked, "Can you keep a secret?"

Students shouted, "No!"

He responded, "Well, I'm going to tell you anyway."

He continued, "The senior class of 2013 received offers totaling $4.6 million in scholarships."

The secret is: That amount is over $1 million more than the previous year's class.

But don't tell anyone, especially last year's graduates. It's a secret.


  1. Sounds like your granddaughter's hard work paid off. I am happy for you to get this help for college ahead.

  2. This is the best time of the school year. Congratulations to your granddaughter on her scholarship! I'm sure she's excited to take her education to the next level. My son graduates next Friday. Something tells me he would move into his college dorm on Saturday if they allowed it.

  3. Donna--Your granddaughter is quite a young lady. I know you are so proud of her. Congratulations to her and to you and your husband.

  4. That is fantastic! Best of luck to your granddaughter and all of her fellow graduates.

  5. Hi Claudia,
    Thanks! I'm hoping her college experience will be even more of a joyful experience.

    Hi Val,
    And congratulations to your son! With all of his awards, I bet he will be going places!

    Hi Sioux,
    Thanks. We are very proud of her and excited to see her take the next step in her wonderful life.

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks. It's an exciting time to be heading off to college.

  6. Congratulations to you and your grand-daughter. What an exciting and proud time for all of you!

    Critter Alley

  7. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! What wonderful news all around. Thanks for sharing it with us!


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