Graduation season snuck up on me. In less than a month, my "baby" will complete high school and start packing for university.
Time flies, as they say.
Now, when I graduated from high school, things were lower-key. No one had huge open-house parties, like they currently favor in Omaha. Our announcements were quite basic: "The class of 1979 requests your presence at commencement exercises, blah blah blah, etc."
My son's seem typical of current trends:
The upper diagonal flap opens to a line drawing of a Mustang, the school mascot. It exposes the Class Motto on the lower flap, which in turn opens to reveal pertinent information about the ceremony.
My class did not have a motto. Not even a tag line. The motto has come into fashion, and it seems no graduation announcement would be complete without it. Most feature pithy quotes from great and/or inspirational literature. My son's class went in a different direction:
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it." Ferris Bueller
Yup, they chose a line from a flick about skipping school to characterize their class FOREVER.
Don't get me wrong; it probably fits them better than those erudite quotes from the classics. It did make me pause when I read the announcement.
Did your class have a motto? Do you remember what it was? Better yet, what should have been your class motto? Don't limit it to high school - any level of education should have one, IMHO.