Congratulations, Graduates of 2020!

Congratulations to all 2020 graduates in our SM&P family as well as in our community and nation. Whether graduating from Pre-K or college, we are proud of you and your accomplishments. We especially take pride in how you’ve faced the most unusual graduation circumstances in decades due to COVID-19 restrictions on large crowds. You, your schools, and your parents have found many innovative and clever ways to acknowledge your achievements – drive-through recognition of you in your neighborhoods, yard signs awarded to display your status, virtual ceremonies, billboards featuring your photos, or extreme social distancing on the football field, you will be forever remembered as “the class that could!”

We recognize these grads from our SM&P family for a job well done:

Account manager Brittni Delk’s sister, Savannah Sarratt, graduated from South Paulding High School. She is enrolling in Georgia Southern and plans on a career in pharmaceutical sales. “She didn’t get to have the traditional graduation party,” said Brittni, “but we’re throwing her a big graduation party in July!”

Regina Mincey’s niece, Emercyn McMillan, graduated from The Blake School in
Minneapolis. Regina and her family attended the ceremony virtually. After being accepted at all ten colleges to which she applied, Emercyn chose lucky LSU. She will major in biological sciences. Regina couldn’t be more proud and excited to witness her successes.

Paralegal Christine Green’s grandson, Matthew Pittard, is now a graduate of Mission Road Elementary and is on his way to 6th grade for middle school next year. He received straight A’s, eight awards, and a trophy for outstanding reading achievements. Christine notes that while one of his goals is to be really great at computer science, he already writes his own programs. “I’m very excited to get to the next grade level, to make new friends,” he said.

Partner Ryan Proctor’s son, Dylan, wore his Captain America costume at his video graduation from Capitol Hill’s pre-K. His new school, Decatur Presbyterian, will be getting a musical prodigy. Dylan is a Renaissance boy when it comes to musical instruments. He has formed a band, Alice Bronco, with his younger sister and hopes it will be a big hit in kindergarten.

Josephine, daughter of account manager Victoria Long, is a kindergarten graduate of Nebo Elementary this year. She wants to be a doctor who delivers babies. According to Victoria, her favorite book is Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

So … be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way!

– Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!