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High School Graduation

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a High School Freshman

Katelyn Darrow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Teen
Katelyn Darrow

These four short years have shaped me more than I can comprehend. I remember being a freshman not that long ago. I scoured Seventeen magazine and implored my older sister for advice, but there were still quite a few things I wasn't prepared for when I started high school.

Dear Graduate... 50 Life Lessons You Should Master

Ashli Mazer | Posted 07.02.2015 | College
Ashli Mazer

I, just like you, made mistakes and continue to make mistakes daily. I am no martyr. I am just a human who has a few more years under my belt. Life has a way of opening your eyes as you get older, especially once you leave the comforts of your classroom.

Teen Gives Valedictorian Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.01.2015 | Good News

A daughter showed gratitude for her father's hard work through her tremendous achievements. Biiftu Duresso, an 18-year-old from Rochester, New Yor...

You Graduated... Now, What? (10 Steps to Building Your Life on Purpose)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

I watched as my students picked up their cap and gown and carried it in their arms like a newborn baby. I smiled, said a few last words of encouragement, then asked, "You graduated... now what?"

J. Cole Attends Fan's High School Graduation And Offers To Help With College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Teen

In case you thought J. Cole was like every other celebrity, think again. According to MTVNews, the rapper took a break from his national tour in order...

High School Graduation , Prize Day and Huck Finn

Wayne Meisel | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Wayne Meisel

It did not start out as a memorable day. As usual, my parents forced me to an event, in this case a graduation at Lawrenceville School for my first cousin. The event was held outside, and I can still see the space to the left of the stage where I played.

Learning to Be Frugal

Nina Boug Lichtenstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Nina Boug Lichtenstein

Talk about a sexy blog title. The word "frugal" does not score high in the sexy department, but that is something I am committed to change. This summer I will turn 50. I am, in my ripe age, learning to be (deep breath)... frugal.

What It's Like When All Your Friends Leave For College

Kamrin Baker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

In 10 weeks, all of my friends and favorite acquaintances will be in college. Freaking out about how the size of their refrigerators has shrunk. Studying maps to find exactly where Psych 101 is. Catching whispers of being the new kids on the block. Without me.

Advice to Graduates in the Age of Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Cody Cain

Congratulations graduate! You tossed your cap into the air, you celebrated like a champion, you are slowly emerging from your hangover, and you are beginning to wonder: What the hell am I gonna do now?

"It's a Ceremony!"

Adina Ciment | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

It's the season of graduations and my newsfeed is filled with caps and gowns and diplomas. This year, I had two kids doing the Pomp & Circumstance walk.

Divorce Is Final But Kids Tie You Together Forever

MiddleSexy | Posted 06.17.2015 | Divorce

So here's the thing about divorce, if you have children together: Your marriage may be over but your interactions will never end. There will be birthday parties and graduations. Weddings and grandchildren.

Keep the Change: Life Lessons From a Little Money (a Commencement Address)

Stuart Dow | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
Stuart Dow

This morning, I want to talk about money. I'm not referring to financial literacy, and no, I'm not planning to lament the pursuit of the almighty dollar or even discuss the subject of materialism at all.

From Graduate to Grown-Up: 10 More Tips

Nell Minow | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

Last year, I wrote about ten tips for going from graduation to being a grown-up. Once you've mastered those, especially never using the word "busy" and writing lots of thank you notes, here are ten more to help you find meaning, success, and happiness at work, at home, and in love and friendship.

Top 10 Things I Love About Graduation Season

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Keisha Sutton-James

Mylar graduation balloons and gushy cards. The Last Lecture and Oh, The Places You'll Go, graduation parties and the jubilance that comes with them.

Thank You To The Haters. This One's For You.

Erin Whitten | Posted 06.11.2015 | Teen
Erin Whitten

Yes, I did kill my GPA freshman and sophomore year. Yes, I did get a bad stomach disability, resulting to an intense surgery. And yes, I have done things I deeply regret. But there are positives as these years went on.

This American Soldier Saved The Life Of A Baby In Iraq. He Just Attended Her High School Graduation.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.05.2015 | Teen

A Kurdish-American teenager invited the soldier who saved her life to her high school graduation. Lt. Col. Greg Pepin first met Lava Barwari 19 ye...

10 Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

While it would probably be enough to just say "good luck" and "I love you," that's not all there is to say. Not by a long shot.

Words of Wisdom for Graduates

Emily Gallo | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Emily Gallo

Fitted sheets are the worst. There are people who can fold fitted sheets into perfect squares. Those people dabble in black arts. Stay away from them.

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

There is nothing more humbling and rewarding than taking advice from your kids. Can I make myself feel better by taking credit for my son's intuitive words of wisdom? Maybe not. But I can be smart enough to pay attention. He's making good sense, so perhaps I'm not screwing up 100 percent of the time.

Native Americans Battle Schools Over Graduation Feathers

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton TULSA, Okla, June 4 (Reuters) - High school senior Hayden Griffith, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and Dela...

10 Inspirational Quotes for Graduates

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

No matter what your circumstances in life -- where you live, the family you were born into, what happened to you as a young child that was beyond your control -- NOW is the time to step forward into your own true self and begin the chapter of life that is truly yours for the making.

The Graduation Party Conversation You Need To Have With Your Teen

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Every year, I hear stories of graduation party accidents and parental arrests for providing alcohol, and many could have been avoided by having direct conversations and setting clear expectations beforehand.

Gay Valedictorian Barred From Giving Speech Finally Gets His Chance

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices

A high school valedictorian barred from delivering his graduation speech because his school learned he was going to come out as gay during the address...

It's That Time of Year Again

Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.

It's that time of year again. Its time for graduations and the ceremonies of our lives. It is time for us to graduate from the selfish notion that we have made it on our own or from the notion that we owe whatever success we may have achieved to our own ingenuity and intelligence.

Graduating Senior Class Learns Epic Mashup To Say Aloha To High School

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.02.2015 | Teen

This is so much better than a flash mob. The 2015 graduating class of Hawaii's Kahuku High and Intermediate School decided to give their friends an...