'Tis the graduation season. About this time every year, there is plen-T excitement and anticipation in the air. Parents, students, faculty, and school administrations are busy getting ready for that special day. All this got me a bit nostalgic about my own high school graduation from Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois, on June 13, 1979. There were 1,000 of us who crossed that stage to receive our high school diplomas. Twelve years of school for that one piece of paper that marks the end of our high school years and the beginning of a new journey.
And talk about what a small world we live in. I made this discovery at the CRM Christmas Party last December. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Dr. Peter Houk, who works for our Coastal Resources Management Office and who was a member of the CNMI's National Men's Soccer team, also graduated from the same high school I did and we even had some of the same teachers! Go ETHS Wildkits!