Tuesday, May 17, 2005

ZACHARY, CLASS OF 2005

If I were to compare Zack's life to a book, I would choose 'The Little Engine that Could'.  For him school has been an uphill struggle right from the get-go.  He over came a severe speech impediment, he dealt with bullies and an apathetic school that had not yet taken a stand against bullies.  He battled ADD and depression.  And when we were almost sure that he would not make it, he stepped up to the plate and dug his heels in.  Zachary did not graduate with honors, at least not with scholastic and academic honors.  But there is much honor in his graduation and all that he has accomplished in what has been the biggest hurdle in his young life.  He has proven time and time again that even when faced with almost certain failure, it is still possible to succeed. 

Congratulations Zachary.  I am soooo proud of you! 

34 comments:

awen1122 said...

Congrats Zach!!!!!!!!  Yayyyyyy Dorn for being such a great Mom!!  You deserve some honor here too!!!

Hugs,
Kell

artloner said...

Congratulations to you BOTH!!!

xoxoxo,
andi

jcole16757 said...

Congrats to Zachary!  What a proud day this must be for you and your family.  :)

mom23nca said...

WOOOT!!!

demandnlilchit said...

Zack you come from amazing stock and you proved it with your struggles with ADD and Depression! The world is yours go dazzle it!

heathyrxmarie said...

YAY!  Congrats Zack! Wooooo!

cneinhorn said...

congratulations Zack!  and Mom you must be so proud!  :-)

 ~ www.jerseygirljournal.com

sdoscher458 said...

Congrats for a job well done! Enjoy your summer you've earned it...(so has Mom) Sandi

sunnyside46 said...

it gives me hope that my little Twitchy one will buckle down and make it through high school!
Best wishes
Marti

sunflowerkat321 said...

Thank you for sharing his inspiring story.  My little guy has social issues...the kids are merciless with him, and he struggles in school.  It's so encouraging to hear how these kids find what they need to succeed.

Congratulations Zachary!!  You should be very, VERY proud.

swmpgrly said...

It was the same with my youngest,he also had add and lots of summer school.

imperfectlyavg said...

Congratulations, Zachary, and mom, too!  You all have so much to proud of.  What a testament that the biggest lessons we learn in school are not academic!
Tina

aiibrat said...

Congratulations Zach!!! Woohoo!!! -=)

cw2smom said...

What a handsome young man!  Give him my best wishes for a great start in to the "real world" and continued success in life!  Lisa

mzgoochi said...

Congrats Zach, and you too Dorn. He had you behind him all the way!

schnozbeary said...

Congrats to Zach and to you guys for getting him through!!!! We still have few weeks until Lissa graduates, but I'm excited!!!! Penny

purplectigger said...

Congratulations Zachary. I'm proud of you. I'm proud of his mom too. For sticking by and I'm sure encouraging her son to succeed.
Hugs. R.C.

astaryth said...

Congrats Zach!!!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

adlessor said...

Way to go Zack!         Dawn

lovelybludiamond said...

thenx for the compliment. you know, your one of the few women on the board who actually looks like a woman. your kids even came out somewhat decent. It's shame they'll grow up to you like a haggart like you, tho.

purplemanianyc said...

Way to Go! You've finally did it ! Take pride in all your accomplishments. Congrats to your mom too!  I'll bet she's just so proud of you. I'll be having my "day in the sun" on June 2nd!  I can't wait. Being a single mom, and holding a full time job, I know that it isn't easy. But nothing in life comes easy. But it's definitely worh it.  Enjoy your future and keep up the good work!

alphawoman1 said...

Kudos to Zack!  What a great show of character for a young kid.

shelt28 said...

Great Picture!

Carolyn
http://journals.aol.com/shelt28/MyLife

fisherkristina said...

Congratulations to Zachary!  You should be very proud of him! -Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

zacherythepimp1 said...

good job zachary good luck in your future. have a good one................. my name is zachary to

xshiningstarx149 said...

congrats on graduation

gatorspictures said...

Congrats, Zachary!!!!
Great photo of that gorgeous boy....

whitleync said...

Zack~~Hi, from St. Louis!  I wanted to give you a big hug for your great accomplishment! It isn't easy for kids today in this crazy world, but you proved that you have what it takes to be a winner! Love to you! And Go, Cardinals!!!   LOL

Nancy

candi1951 said...

Congratulations!  Everyone in life is given a special gift, glad you found yours at such a young age.

smadesl said...

CONGRATULATIONS  ZACH  You have given many more families hope that their children may also accomplish what you have  Linda

kathleenrch said...

add another person to your listof those who are so proud of you...I know how hard that was and Iam very grown up LOL ..I hope you always remember how special you are ....congratulations Zack you are ahead of your class
hugs from Pa

debbee2056 said...

HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!!  Congratulations Zack!!!!!!

mechants said...

Oh that is so wonderful! Congrats to your Zack. May his life be filled with many more accomplishments!

Ari

fishstixxbybrian said...

CONGRATS!!!  I know how I felt when my ZACK graduated 2004 never thought he was gonna make it.also from the bullies, to weight problems, to being popular in senior year I am so proud he was able to walk just like your Zack, even though no honors to the school, they are our HONORS!!!