Don’t worry, guys – I didn’t forget about you! Here are the remaining Class of 2012 members I was privileged to photograph.
We’ll begin with Taylor, a young man hoping to apply his great ideas and his family’s multi-generational farming experience to designing bigger and better equipment for John Deere. I’m confident he really will make this happen.
And his cousin Darren will be only too happy to serve as chief tester for each one. Darren is comfortable pretty well anywhere outdoors, particularly when he’s behind the wheel of gigantic tractors, and he hopes to use his sharp mind to solve crimes as a law enforcement officer.
Chase’s area of expertise is the golf course … and the football field … and the books … and just life in general, it seems. He’s headed toward a teaching/coaching career and surely will bless lots of young lives.
Ryan also excels at many things, but for the past couple of years he’s been especially focused on this beloved truck. Rebuilding, customizing, tinkering and racing have not only brought him joy but have helped him prepare to soak up everything Mechanical that Texas A&M has to offer.
And finally, Nathan is better than anyone in the world at being all Nathan, all the time. He is also a drummer extraordinaire as well as a ninja, obviously.
What a fun bunch this year’s grads were! I’m glad they shared their interests with me and let me hang out with them for a while. The sky is the limit for you, guys, so get out there and go for it!
So, friends, take a firm stand, feet on the ground and head high. Keep a tight grip on what you were taught. May Jesus Himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech.
2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 MESSAGE