About The River

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

2020 Graduation

2020 Graduation

One person can make a difference in the world.
Especially when that one person is you.
Dream big to change the world!

As COVID19 marched across the world and the world started to shut down we all hung on for the ride. You are so busy preparing for the shut down sometimes you do not have time to think about everything else.
Our son, Atticus, graduated. He is one of many 2020 graduates who will share a story about the end of their senior year as COVID19 marched across the world.

Atticus rolls most things off, he is easy going. He will take the challenges that come and does his best to solve them.
Not able to spend time with friends .. we will do more online time.
Not able to have a graduation ceremony and party .. we will get together with loved ones as the summer rolls into autumn to let them know my plans and thank them for the love they have given me during my school years.
Not able to finish my high school career shooting trap with the Rice Lake Warrbirds .. that hurt. This trap season Atticus was a senior. Younger shooters already looked up to him, but now he was a senior and one of the top shooters on the team.
We were just getting rolling with the season when COVID19 cancelled the season.

There never will be another State Shoot for Atticus.
He took the punch.
As all the 2020 graduates took that punch.

As they take that punch.. I know they can change the world, they can make a difference and they will dream big!

Thank you family, friends, teachers, mentors, and coaches for being a special part of Atticus' school days. As we planned to celebrate the accomplishments of Atticus' school years, COVID19 came into the world. Although we may not get to send Atticus of with a party, we still want to recognize his 2020 graduation.

High Fives Atticus

The good news, Grad, is that the world awaits you.
The bad news is,
the world gets up
at about 6:15a.m.


  1. I am so sorry for him. But I feel that this will shape him, and he will do great things.

  2. Congratulations Atticus!! I feel for all of the graduates and families this year!!! I agree that this group will change the world. We really need them!!

  3. High five, Atticus! Way to go!
    God's blessings on your future!

  4. Ohhhhhhhh so excited for Atticus. Congrats! You are a special human being that has rolled with the punches and instead of being angry you will turn this world around with your sweet and wonderful self. There will be so many new adventures ahead. I know with your the special name your parents gave you things ahead are going to be great. You will make big changes in this world. I feel blessed to have gotten to know about your through your mom on this wonderful blog. Both you and your brother are great men starting your adult lives. Congrats.

  5. Congratulations Atticus!! Wishing him all the best in the future. Sorry about the Rice Lake Warrbirds. It is definitely a year that will go down in history. I really don't like what is going on now with all the protesting. Like the virus wasn't enough. Sadly it isn't over either. I pray for our country.

  6. Congratulations to Atticus! And yup. once college is over and the late class options end...its an early morning life for a long long time!!!! I'm glad your son and your family handled the challenges so well.

  7. You must be so proud. Well done, Atticus!

  8. Carla, you must be so proud. Congratulations to Atticus. You have such a nice family.

  9. Congratulations to your wonderful son.

  10. High Five Atticus! Looking forward to seeing what's next for you!

  11. Congratulations to Atticus.
    Wishing him all the best in the future.

    All the best Jan

  12. Mmmm, there my comment went again.... -sigh- I am having an awful time, commenting here. And I am trying to comment back and back. To show how happy I am to have found your blog. but... comments disappear. will publish htis one quickly now.


High Fives from Wisconsin!