Monday, August 30, 2010


The week after the Speedgoat was something I had been working very hard to accomplish for several years. I finally graduated from school! Granted I have graduated a few times in the past but this should be the last time. On Friday August 6, 2010 I walked across the stage and received a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Tanae had managed to pull off a huge surprise for me by helping my parents get to town from New Mexico without me knowing. It is the busiest time of year for my dad at work and since the live so far away I had assumed that the wouldn't be able to make it. They did, and it was a total surprise.

Brynlee loved the funny graduation hat- Photo Diane Nelson
I guess this means I need to get serious about that college fund- Photo Tanae Nelson

After graduation I rode my bike home, beating my parents and Tanae to the house to open the door for another surprise. Many of my close friends were hiding in the backyard for a BBQ. I was so stoked to have all my friends and some family there to celebrate this achievement.


  1. That's awesome, Luke, congrats. Enjoy not having to do homework and tests anymore!

  2. Congrats! - Now to the daily grind or maybe not:)
    Good luck at WF - I'll be tracking progress - remember patience.