S: Incarnate Word Graduation - 12/11/10
BC: UIW Graduation 12/11/10
FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | to the Graduate
1: I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
2: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius
3: Try to discover the road to success and you'll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. ~Robert Brault
4: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
5: Good times! | to the Graduate
7: to the Graduate
8: What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot
10: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." | Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
12: Always remember, you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman
13: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
16: Poem written and presented to Brittany Paige Snyder by her proud and loving Uncle Jeff Strong Today is YOUR Day! A day that no one can EVER take away A day that ends all speculation You did it! You Earned it! You're the Star of our Nation! Oh, I know you said you WOULD And I know you said you COULD.... But Would and Could are often misunderstood. I always KNEW you COULD I always Hoped you WOULD And you did it! Yes, you did it! You set us all straight Everyone agrees your performance was just great!
17: T | Brittany, today a PAGE has been turned It's time to accept the Rewards you have Earned It's time for a Speech It's time for you to TEACH! It's time for you to reach, reach, REACH! It's time to reach every student whether good or bad To reach every student who is gifted or mad... And you will use all your skills, your charm, your knowledge So that they too can achieve what You Have An Education from COLLEGE! Time to reach for your Future with whatever it holds Time to "Fly Away" when you're able and be "Anchored" when you're old.
18: Oh, the places you'll go....your limits are FEW Your itinerary is within you, your compass is brand new. I Relish your Future - I Cherish your past... Now GO on, get outta here - Get out of here STAT. You've got things to do - Lots of this...Lots of that! Yes, there will be highs and lows there will be happy and mean But each will be handled with the grace of a Queen! So take you DIPLOMA and RUN! The race has begun!!! Get out there Sweetie and find YOUR place in the Sun! Keep REACHING and GROWING Make us prouder and prouder And we will ALWAYS be right here Loving you MORE and Cheering even LOUDER!!
19: Dr. David Campos and the girls
20: We are so proud of you Brittany!! And know you will be an amazing teacher!
21: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault
22: My sweet Brittany, I do not have the words to express how PROUD I am of you!!! Your determination and hard work have paid off - and now you can achieve all your dreams and make a difference in this life! Your passion for learning and teaching little children is so evident in the way you talk and all you do. I know that you are going to make an amazing difference in so many little children's lives. It has been said that the "hand that rocks the cradle rules the world" and I think that's true - not only with mothers but with Teachers! You have so much influence on the way they perceive themselves, and their enthusiasm for learning - and therefore, the kind of adult they will grow up to be! I know that God has gifted you with all these talents because He sees the bigger picture - and already knows the lives that will be touched by You! How we need more teachers like you - ones that truly care about the outcome and not so much the income. Although I think a teacher's salary is a lot of money - I know it is not nearly enough for all the hard work and long hours they put into their job. But, I believe that you will receive so much MORE in this profession - than any amount of money could ever be worth. The little kids
23: that come up to you at the end of the day and tell you "you're the BEST" and the gleam you see in their eyes when the "light" comes on and they finally "get it"......and you realized you've really reached them....WOW, what a feeling of accomplishment that will be...to know that all your efforts have not been in vain - and you really are making a difference! I know that God already has just the right teaching position for you - and I can't wait to watch all the doors that He will open for you!. He will be your partner on this journey - He will always make a way - He will always be there to comfort you when you've had a rough day - He will always be there to give you the insight that you'll need to reach certain children - and He will always give you the strength and guidance you need to make it thru the day - NEVER forget that! And I know that you will be - not just a teacher - but an AMAZING Teacher...the kind your kids will never forget! As mothers - we all hope that our children will grow up to be happy and successful...but when their happiness and success results in lives being changed for the better - it just doesn't get Better than that! I am so blessed and proud to be your mom!!! I love you!!! Mom
25: Oh, the places you'll go!!!