Congratulations Class of ’08!

Last Thursday was my little brother’s high school graduation. After four years, two changes of address and three different schools, he graduated from East Brunswick High School in East Brunswick, New Jersey. In a class of over 700, Matt stood tall and proud as he received his diploma at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. He deserved to be proud – we were all extremely proud of him for hitting this milestone in his life.

It is amazing how fast time can go, especially looking back from a milestone point such as this. It’s cliche, I know, but it truly does feel like only yesterday that my parents brought home this little bundle of blanket-wrapped whiny-ness for me to torment. I can still remember asking my parents when he would grow up already, so I could have someone to play baseball with.

And now he’s grown and on a path to a career which hopefully he will find fruitful. I consider myself fortunate to have reached the position I have with DDA, but I know that it was more than fortune. Working hard, not only through college, but even as early as high school and grade school, has added up to allow me the Bachelor of Science for Animation degree that I enjoy today. Now I have the skills to animate in Flash and 3D, model in 3D, create websites, create Flash interactives, you name it – it’s all due to education. I was inspired by my brother, as well – he had to overcome a lot just to get through high school, and work a heck of a lot harder than I ever did. I am so proud.