My nephew Kevin graduated this weekend from Frostburg State University in western Maryland. We traveled down on Friday and were able to attend both the Honors ceremony at which Kevin received recognition as the outstanding undergraduate in the Political Science department, and the graduation itself on Saturday morning.
Both events, though long on pomp and circumstance, were really enjoyable. To see so many young men and women so intellectually curious and focused on their goals made me feel just a bit more hopeful in these troubled days. Seeing Kevin recognized for his hard work and insatiable curiosity made me proud and hopeful for the future. We wish him the greatest success in maintaining that curiosity for years to come.
Here is Kevin accepting the Honors award on Friday night:
This is a shot of Kevin entering the hall for the graduation ceremony.