Over the next week, I will be posting photographs from my time at Elizabethtown college. Although I don't complete my studies until December, I will be part of this May's graduation ceremonies. I'll even be speaking at Baccalaureate!
So, in honor of those who I have been fortunate to know, I will be posting photographs from my time at Elizabethtown. This effort has shown me how few photgraphs I have taken of my good friends. But I will do my best with what I have...
Melissa St. Clair is a cross-country All-American who has since gone on to win many track and cross-country meets. She is captain of our cross-country team. A communications major, she will be pursuing theological studies after graduation. I was in the Honors Leadership Development class with her last semester. Her focus and dedication are inspiring. As a fellow member of the Academic Integrity Committee, I knew I could count on her. May God go with you, Melissa.
Kyle Casimir Kopko. What can I say? Focused, caring, and intelligent, Kyle is the most reliable person I have ever met. We have done so much together -- trips to the National Collegiate Honors Conference; bowling class; Honors Leadership Development; coffeeshop runs; cooperation on the Academic Integrity Committee. Kyle is the one person I have known at E-Town who has been willing and able to talk seriously about life and the world around. When I first met Kyle, his love for politics turned me away; I called him a used car salesman. I was wrong. Kopko runs deep. Now, I am looking forward to driving to Williamsburg with Kyle in June. We both have received scholarships to attend the Floyd M. Riddick Practicum in Parliamentary Procedure, held by the American Institute of Parliamentarians.
After our weekend, Kyle is going to spend his summer in Washington D.C., after which he will be attending Ohio State University to study Judicial Policy.
I'll miss you, Kyle.
I could say so much about these two. *sigh* Partings are such sweet sorrow, a time to remember and rejoice, and a time be sad. But these are two people whose lives look bright, so I will not be too sad.