It was a busy graduation week in the Kinnell family - first A.J. graduated from West Jessamine Middle School, then Essie & Chloe graduated from Wilmore Elementary. It'll be off to new experiences in the Fall, but first we celebrate and honor their achievements so far.
A.J.'s Middle School Graduation
A.J. receives his 8th grade diploma.
A.J. with some of his soccer teammates.
Family photo - in front of some stranger's truck
In addition to his promotion, A.J. was recognized with awards in Social Studies, Math, and Science.
Essie & Chloe's Elementary Graduation
The graduation speaker was Essie's teacher's brother - former University of Kentucky basketball player (and Wilmore Elementary School alum) Jared Polson.
Chloe (blue dress at left) and Essie (pink dress at right) were both one of fifteen female nominees for the Citizenship Award.
Essie receives her diploma from her teacher, Mrs. Richardson.
Chloe receives her diploma from her teacher, Mr. V.
At the end of the program, there was a slideshow that included baby pictures and current pictures for each of the graduating 5th graders.
Essie and Chloe with Chloe's teacher, Mr. V. Chloe really blossomed this year in Mr. V's class, putting more effort into her schoolwork than ever before, and it showed!
Chloe with two of her other teachers - Ms. Wilson and Ms. White
Essie and Mrs. Burnight
Aaaand...summer has arrived.