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High School Graduation

My Advice For The Class Of 2013

Grace Gist | Posted 08.08.2013 | Teen
Grace Gist

Just remember that so many people believe in you and have invested so much in helping you succeed. Now it is up to you to take advantage of what they have given you.

The (High School) Graduate

Linda Flanagan | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

What do the criers feel that I don't? Maybe a greater awareness of the passage of time. Loss -- of their own time, and of their children's. A premonition about the void that will take place in a few months, when their offspring will leave their original home and make a new one someplace else.

Reflections on the Last Day of School

Carissa K | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

During those rare moments when you pause and look around, you realize that standing before you is a big kid. And you wonder, When did my little kid become a big kid? A big kid!

WATCH: High School Valedictorian Rips Up Speech, Recites Lord's Prayer Instead

Posted 06.06.2013 | Religion

While delivering his graduation speech over the weekend, a high school valedictorian sent shock waves through the crowd when he ditched his original s...

5 Things To Do Before You Graduate

| Posted 06.04.2013 | Teen

By Lily Herman Congratulations pre-collegiettes! You’re almost out of high school and on to bigger and better things! But before you figure out y...

Good News For Ohio Transgender Teen

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Great news for Chris Calderon-Perez: the 17-year-old Fostoria High School student has won the right to wear a girl's graduation robe to her 2013 comme...

Why The Class Of 2013 Will Change The World

Luis Ruuska | Posted 08.01.2013 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

So Class of 2013, let's make the best of it, and let's start all over again. For all intents and purposes, it's a brave new world out there and if anyone can make the best of it and start all over again, we can.

Now THIS Is A Creative Yearbook Quote

Posted 05.30.2013 | Teen

Some students use quotes from historical figures in their high school yearbooks, and others rely on phrases from popular literature and music. But one...

Will Your High School Graduates Give Gifts of Gratitude?

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

We should never assume others know that we appreciate, value and cherish them. We need to write our words of caring and gratitude in letters. We must speak our words of everlasting thankfulness. You need to tell them now. So do your children.

LOOK: High School Reserves Graduation Seat For Student Who Lost Battle To Cancer

Posted 05.27.2013 | Good News

An image of a high school honoring a student who lost his battle to cancer has gone viral. Taken before the school's graduation ceremony, it shows...

Watch This Amazing, Heartwarming Graduation Reunion

Posted 05.24.2013 | Teen

Taylor Earlywine didn't expect her older brother, Evan, to be in attendance at her high school graduation, since he's a Lance Corporal who's been depl...

Mother of the Graduate

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

For some of us with younger kids (or grandkids), the tiny cap and gown of a preschool graduation is sweet and brings smiles. But when those little ones get bigger, start shaving and can eat their weight in hot dogs, those mom smiles at graduation can be laced with a tear (or two).

What Really Happens At Your Child's Graduation Ceremony

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Up until high school graduation, the ceremonies themselves are sweet and fun. Pre-school graduations are especially delightful. This is the age when little Billy goes up on stage, sticks his hand down his pants and draws a big laugh from the parents. The same move will get Billy kicked out of his high school graduation.

How To Plan Your Grad Party!

| Posted 05.23.2013 | Teen

By Paige Carlotti One of the most enjoyable times of summer is what people refer to as “graduation party season.” It’s the time of year when ...

Your Guide To A Stress-Free Graduation

Posted 05.23.2013 | Teen

High school graduation day: It's supposed to be one of the best days of your high school career, right? Not necessarily. As with any other other major...

After High School Graduation: Summer Strategy for Parents

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Whether jobs, internships or hobbies, some of your teen's summer activities should focus on building his or her life skills. Even situations that highlight the need to choose a different path are valuable summer experiences.

Hey, It's OK If You're Breaking Up Before College

Posted 05.20.2013 | Teen

Breaking up is hard to do -- and even with the excitement of college in the air, parting ways with your high school sweetheart because you're both hea...

Why I Need A Good Cry

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

My son will graduate from high school next week. He is moving on: to college, to independence, to a life without me. I am happy for him. And I can honestly say that I am ready.

Wild And Precious Lives: Godspeed Graduates!

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Thinking of these graduates, I turn to Jeremiah, as I often do: "For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."

'What Have I Been Doing For The Past 4 Years Of My Life?'

Marlee Ellison | Posted 07.17.2013 | Teen
Marlee Ellison

If you're a future freshman or an underclassman, what follows is my advice to you. Yes, the "high school years" are saturated with stress (and an impending sense of doom during exam season), but that doesn't mean you can't earn something out of all the time you'll spend there.

Student Who Spoke Out Against Abstinence-Only Assembly No Longer Allowed To Speak At HS Graduation

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Katelyn Campbell is among several students who will no longer be allowed to speak at George Washington High School’s graduation ceremony, the Charle...

8 Words Of Wisdom From Famous Graduation Speakers

Posted 05.17.2013 | Teen

While colleges may be more well-known for attracting famous closing speakers, a few high schools have hosted notable speakers for their graduation cer...

13 Awkward Graduation Moments

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 05.17.2013 | Comedy

The pressure of a graduation ceremony can be daunting even before you factor in the long, flowy robe that's just begging to make you trip and fall fla...

Lisa Belkin

How To Bring Your Son Home From College

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents

Not quite four years ago, I dropped my son off at a stately southern campus, gave him a hug and shed a few tears for change that felt like loss. Then ...

Dad's Unbelievably Sweet Graduation Surprise For His Son (VIDEO)

Posted 05.16.2013 | Teen

Garrett Anderson, a senior from Hillsboro, Missouri, had an extra special reason to celebrate at his graduation on Tuesday. According to Channel 5 New...