As the sign of the times, today I attended a Virtual Graduation Ceremony followed by a delicious lunch. I was the official photographer, using my Canon Camera although the Smartphone cameras owned by family were clicking around me too.
Derryn, daughter of the younger farmer and his wife, has graduated cum lauda with a Bachelor of Education.
The D for Derryn who passed with Distinction - cake . Sweet little mortar board on the tip of the letter
Times are certainly different. If you graduated during Lockdown 2020, caused by Covid-19, you had a virtual graduation Ceremony - at home!
11001 students graduated this year. Derryn, one of these, poses her with her pup, Blue
Beautiful and brainy, Derryn poses with a bouquet from her boyfriend, Jeremy's parents
Derryn and Jeremy
John and Ronnie, proud grandparents, pose with Derryn
Derryn with her proud parents, Janine and Gavin
Janine, newly appointed head of the Winterton Primary School, with Derryn
Derryn was determined to perform the victory throw which students do together. She tossed her home crafted mortar board into the air several times while Jeremy (using her phone) and I with my Canon on sports mode, tried to get the perfect shot. This was my effort.
The victory throw!
The table setting was exquisite depicting a graduation dinner, right down to the Ferrero Roch chocolates wearing motar boards
Jenna played a recording of Gaudeamus Igitur, which she, Derryn and Mom Janine sang word perfect while Derryn cut the celebration cake.
Derryn cuts the graduation cake
What a wonderful family I live with!