Kiley, our youngest child, has now graduated from high school; the attached picture shows all five of our children (L-R: Heidi, Devery, Kiley, Kristy, and Darren) outside Tingley Coliseum (on the New Mexico State Fairgrounds) after the commencement exercises yesterday, May 21. Kiley's graduation marks the end of a 14-year string of our having at least one kid enrolled at ______ High School, as well as a 26-year string of having at least one child enrolled in the Albuquerque Public Schools. It's been a heckuva run!
Kiley won the school music award in the senior awards assembly on Thursday, as she was one of the top cellists this year in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and she won an award as the outstanding bass player in the Albuquerque Jazz Festival, in which her school jazz band participated. (The electric bass was definitely Kiley's second instrument, although, with all her cello training -- especially her use of all four fingers on her left hand -- she looked like a pro bassist on stage.) Kiley will be attending the University of New Mexico this fall on a music scholarship.