Graduation days at Second Helpings are always special, but sometimes I bond with a class more than others. Class 51 was one of those classes.
I always love seeing how the students change over the course of the ten weeks. They have a chance to stretch their skills and self confidence during the class and it sure is fun to watch.
If you look closely at this photograph you'll see a police officer wiping a tear from his eye. One of the graduates was thanking the officer for believing in them and not giving up.
If I'm frustrated or angry I let out a big "wooooo hoooo" - think Homer Simpson. I've done it for years in restaurant kitchens. It is a good stress reliever and much better than a blurting out a cuss word. During the line cooking exercise there were a lot of good natured woooo hoooos flying around the kitchen.
Each of the students gave a great graduation talk, with several of them thanking Miss Wooooo Hoooo.
I was the teary one standing against the wall.