Graduation

My nephew graduated from Colorado College on Monday so I planned the beginning of my trip around being in Colorado Springs for commencement. My brother Steve, his wife Jen and their daughter Ali were all there, as were Jen’s mother and one of Jen’s brothers, his wife, one of their sons and his girlfriend. We all had a wonderful time and were extremely proud of Sam as he wrapped up his time at CC. He will stay in Colorado two more weeks before moving to Ohio where he has landed a job which will allow him to both use and further his talents.

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Post graduation, this is Sam with his diploma. Between his head and the building you can see Pike’s Peak in the background – one of the many things he loved about being in Colorado Springs.

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This is his cap. When he spoke briefly at a dessert reception for graduating theater students he explained that he started a spreadsheet when he arrived at school four years ago and had worked on a total of 146 productions or events while there. He was Master Electrician for a repertory company up in Grand Lake, Colorado last summer and mainly programs all the on-stage lighting , and is involved with other technical parts, for various productions on campus. “Drop Colors” is a technical term used in the trade. Sam took us to one of the many theaters on campus and told us how they may be set up in a variety of ways to enhance the audience experience.

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Later in the day this is Sam and his sister Ali at Garden of the Gods, a large park with huge rock formations.

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