Today I attended my granddaughter’s high school graduation ceremony at The King's Academy in Cupertino—California for out-of-state folks. Outdoor seating in the hot sun didn’t really matter because the speeches were given from the heart by extraordinary students and teachers. One-hundred and forty-six students lined up wearing navy blue robes and hats, gold tassels, fuchsia colored Hawaiian lays and a huge smiles. Almost two hours after the ceremony began in the hot sun, it ended with a recessional march to the quad, a lovely shady area full of friends and food.
These young adults have spent four to six years helping the needy, caravanning to Mexico to build houses, libraries, etc. and to teach and help wherever they are needed. But Mexico is not the only place. How about Kentucky? Every year at spring break students, parents and teachers head out to five or six different countries to put in a weeks hard work, building, fixing, teaching, learning. All this work shows in the character of these students.
One-hundred forty-five of them will go on to college—one goes into the Navy. But wherever they go, they take their values and knowledge, influencing our society in a good and decent way. But that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to have fun and today was full of fun, even for the spectator graduates of long ago.
Etiquette specialist, Rosalinda Randall joined in the festivities after the ceremony. Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, born in Los Angeles, California, is a modern-day expert on tact and civility. She naturally eased into the field of etiquette due to her upbringing. Not a "finger bowl" lifestyle, but one filled with courtesy, tact, humility, and a healthy splash of humor.She lends personality and humor to the age-old topic of etiquette. Rosalinda's tactfully sassy manner provides her audiences with practical options on how to say what you mean without being mean.
When she isn't spreading civility, she dabbles in new interests. She is currently pursuing her interest in Tai Chi and improv classes.
Her book, "Rosalinda Tweets" is on sale at Amazon.com.http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17/182-5320026-9621345?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=rosalinda+randall&sprefix=rosalinda+randall%2Cstripbooks%2C283