Congratulations to Meaghan, Denise, Danielle, Judith, Linda, Kelli, Tonia and Amy who could not be present for the ceremony. Job well done ladies!
A big thank you goes out to our Mayor Harry Hughes for allowing the ceremony to take place in the council chambers, being present, giving a commemorative pin and addressing the students. Thank you to Councillor John Crawford for being in attendance as well even with all his obligations on that day.
Thank you to Antonia for addressing the students via Skype live from Italy, her pride in these women was evident throughout the ceremony.
Along with the diplomas was a letter of commendation from Italy that I translated and printed along with the original for each graduate. There were also 6 roses for each graduate, one for each year of study, I chose roses because they have thorns representing the challenges faced along the way, the beautiful flower that blossoms represents overcoming the odds and coming up with something truly extraordinary.
Please don't forget Meaghan's suggestion of my favourite "F" words........ Fabric, Fit and Finish!
Keep in touch, best of luck in all your future endeavors I really miss this class, not sure what to do with my Thursday evenings now......
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"