Today I just wanted to share a few photos I took of Summer the night of her senior prom, and the day of her graduation. Can't believe the girl I met when she was just 4 years old has graduated high school and is off to Berklee next fall.
Front & back of her dress:
Summer with her dad:
And with her date (her boyfriend, Hanry. They also went to the Junior Prom together. They've been dating for over a year).
I caught this shot of her mid-conversation. I just called out, "Summer! Smile!" and she turned and I snapped her photo really quickly. Love how it turned out:
A week later, she graduated high school. She attended Arlington Catholic for Junior and Senior year (transferring out from our local high school due to being bullied to the point of depression). The ceremony was held at Bentley University, where I actually went to college. (Back then it was called Bentley College).
And for good measure, a couple of comparison shots.
This is Summer's senior photo (taken at the start of senior year), vs. her on graduation day.
And the best one, Summer around the time we met (age 4, though she MAY have been 5 in this photo), vs. graduation day.
She's grown into a beautiful and very musically talented young lady. When she sets her mind and focuses on something, she can do really well. She has shown a lot of progress academically once switching from our local high school to Arlington Catholic, and I am hoping she continues to grow during her years at Berklee.
Thanks for allowing me to brag a little about my beautiful step-daughter. :)