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Nicholas' College Education Venmo Account:
Venmo Account NickP-19

 

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Thank you to our family and friends for your cards, gifts & money to be used towards college!

Grandma Carole, Mom Amy & Dad JR
Grandma Ann & Gramps Billy
Grandpa Wayne
Dad Jason
Uncle Greg & Tammie
Aunt Liz, Lidia & Raul
Aunt Kristine & AJ
Aunt Bonnie & John
Aunt Paula & Ed
Friends Chris & Angela
Neighbors Charlene & Carolyn
Friend Katherine Ann
Friend Betty
Neighbor Ted
Cousin Marge, Kenny & Snickers
Cousin Marcia & Family
Cousin Ken & Kathy
Cousin Steve
Thank you for your gifts and encouraging words!
We LOVE and appreciate you so much!!

Official Graduation Day Ceremony and Festivities
6/3/21

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Nick graduated with High Honors and finished at Class Rank #40 out of 583 total graduates!

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Shaking hands with the Austin Independent School District Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde below

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We are all so proud of our Graduate! Many, many years of hard work and dedication to get to this point!

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Photos with Nick and the Proud Parents after being ushered outdoors for pics... in the rain...
At least it was raining good luck on the Graduate!

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The academic achievement cords Nick is wearing represent-
Gold Cord: Honor Graduates
Orange and White: OnRamps "UT" Classes
Green and White: Advanced Placement Classes 
Teal: New Tech Academy all 4 years
Medal: Honorary Graduate

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The proud inner circle - Mom Amy, Nick and Dad JR... and the good luck rain keeps coming!

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Nick with his proud Grandparents, "Gramps" Billy and "Grandma" Ann

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Nick with his proud Grandfathers, "Grandpa" Wayne and "Gramps" Billy

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Today is where your book begins...
The rest is still unwritten!

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The Homecoming

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The rain stopped & the sun came out for Nicholas!

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Nick's "Brother", Labrador Retriever Jake, was proud of the Graduate and wanted to be in a few photos!

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Behind you, all your memories.
Before you, all your dreams.
Around you, all who love you.
Within you, all you need.

We're proud of you Nick
I Love You So Much! -Mom

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Time for some "True Texas BBQ" for the Graduation feast... brisket, rack of ribs, turkey & the classic Nick staple, 
Mac'N'Cheese!!!

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Graduation Celebration Cake, Cookies and Ice Cream followed, and how fitting that the Portland Trailblazers were on tv... Time for Nick to "Blaze Them Trails!"

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you have imagined.
Believe in yourself, and you will never lose.
Congratulations on your well-deserved success!

With Love and Pride
Today and Always

We Love You As Big As The Sky,
Your Family
both alive and dearly departed
(Grandma Carole would be soooo proud, and surely is beaming with pride looking down from heaven!!!)

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Grandma Carole's holiday tree decorated for
Nick's High School Graduation!

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Nick's Graduation Party
5/29/21

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Nick's Dad Jason, and Jason's parents - Grandma and Gramps - did an AMAZING job putting on the graduation party. The scrapbook above of Nick's life completed by Grandma is a true testament to all of the wonderful memories of years gone by and hours spent memorializing highlights of these times into this impressive collection.

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Nick's Graduation Party was a big success!

Akins Early College High School Senior Parade
5/27/21

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Our vehicle all decked out for the Senior Class of 2021 Parade, complete with Graduation fun, Akins High School and University of Texas decor.

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It was wonderful seeing Grandma & Gramps from Kingsland, who said they wouldn't have missed this for anything!!

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Also fabulous seeing Kristine and AJ from Kansas City, along with Liz from Bastrop along the parade route!

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We had a mini fiesta after the parade and enjoyed food, cake, ice cream and lots of good times and laughs with the familia Liz, Kris & AJ! 

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Senior Strong Signs in front of
Akins Early College High School
5/25/21

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Seniors 2021 - Some have a STORY, Some have a LEGACY, WE HAD A PANDEMIC... Top That!

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Nick is majoring in Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Natural Sciences!

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He has attained scholarships and grants to help cover the costs of working towards graduating in the UT Class of 2025

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It feels like we have come full circle since Nicholas graduated from Preschool on the University of Texas Campus back in 2008!

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Nick loved learning, playing and having fun on the Forty Acres! The playground was just a few steps from famous Texas Memorial Stadium where the Texas Longhorns football team plays.

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Recently, we went back to visit his Preschool at the Child Development Center on UT Campus. What great memories!

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On to the next school,
the prestigious University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences, Class of 2025
Hook 'Em Horns!!!