After introducing ET to the Novel Cafe in Pasadena, I went to see my young friend (call her Candace) the day before commencement for her graduation this weekend from La Canada Flintridge Prep.
What’s that?? Yeah, ok. Ahem, let’s just say I find the best thing about this Novel is the Free internet Wi-Fi. And, ET, she…uh, I won’t comment on her comment except to say I think I’ll be back here before she ever does. But what do we know, right? The joint was about 80% filled at lunchtime. But, well, I digest here.
So Candace is done with her high schooling after this weekend. She’ll have her diploma…and then what?? She’s decided to accept admission into Vanderbilt. Why Vandy? Look, I’d prefer my super sweet friend to stay around here and check into one of our great universities, like for instance… oh, I dunno, I suppose USC is as good as any around here, imho!
However, I know there are some fringe benefits for finally leaving home to explore the college life. Still, she will be missed.
She leaves with her excellent academic record, of course. More importantly, she takes her natural beauty! Both inside as well as the out. LCF & the rest of our area will not be the better with her away.
She’s chosen her undergrad major & already is planning for grad school! Nevertheless, I shared with her a piece of old canine wisdom. Plus, I want her to pack away an eclectic mix of musings recently posted by sleepless in La Can-Flint’s Kathy C. Hernandez, aka The kCHer, on her blog.
Kathy came up with a futuristic name for this blog post. Only the kCHer could dream up such a innovative title:
Have high schoolers going off to college? What advice would you offer to a questioning student bound for glory & success in college & life? What do you wish someone had told you back in your day? One suggestion is the link above. Then, don’t forget to pray for these students particularly in these budget slashing & job cutting times.
Gotta get going, gotta get ready for breakfast, fast…