Graduation Reflections

I cannot thank everyone enough for helping me graduate college last spring. Dartmouth taught me a lot and gave me the chance to make more great friends than I ever imagined. I am very grateful!

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My parents threw a party for me, and it was great to introduce my grandma to my friends and mentors.

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Mike Wooten, Head of Student Life and an Awesome Cook
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My parents’ friends Wendy and Donnie
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Mike and Kathy from the Outing Club. They have Helped me build trails and keep everything moving in the right direction!
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Dudley, one of my mentors in the woodshop and a great friend
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Bob Dean, My first engineering employer
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DVC, my advisor at school, who has helped me get out of more than one tight spot
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Peter Speigel, without whom I would not have turned half the bowls that I have
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Len and Blossom, forever my best buddies
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Hannah and Abby, all we need is Tim and Andrew and we have the original freshman troublemakers

Investiture was a great time to bond with my fellow 15’s, and my parents even agreed to my final college deal – I would behave all week if they let me skip the full campus graduation. Instead of sitting in the boiling heat and waiting to walk across a narrow stage, I went canoeing with my family on a beautiful day in New Hampshire.

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My aunt and my Grandma enjoying the gradation ceremony!

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I think we made the right choice.