Today was Grad practise. Afterward, she went to lunch with friends, other seniors enjoying their freedom. She had to go to work for a bit, and then came home.
Diana is graduating in the top 10% of her class. She received an engraved plaque and she'll be sitting in the front row of graduates to acknowledge her achievement.
She also received a medal for passing her Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM). I think she's one of the last classes to get it. In case you never heard of this (because your kids aren't old enough or whatever), when Clinton was in office, the all-knowing government decided to create an award to show you'd mastered High School. I know what you're thinking -- isn't that called a diploma? The CIM standards are higher, though. They're like a diploma that goes to 11. So Diana is one of 53 students in her class that are getting the CIM.
What does that mean? What does that help her with? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. No educational institution acknowledges the CIM. It's pretty much worthless. But hey! She got it!
She has been accepted at U of O, and she's working on getting the housing. I thought we'd be trying all summer to find her a room to rent because the dorms are all full this year. Then I got a call from Froggy's daughter. Chiarra is also starting at U of O, and she's trying to get Diana into her quad unit housing right next to the university - it's a 4-bedroom unit and one bedroom was still open! Jen & Krista are both sending her stuff for her room (we don't know what yet..).
We are pretty damn proud of our little girl. Honor Student, Girl Scout, Leader, TV star (okay, that's a stretch), and all-around great person. I'm soooo happy that things are falling into place for her. She really deserves it!