Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 11 & 18, 2007
Two Graduating Daughters
Samantha & Emily Wright Earn College Degrees
In Texas & Florida
2000 & 2003 CHS Graduates
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Samantha & Emily hang out with "Bevo" (UT's mascot) following Samantha's commencement ceremony in Austin, Texas, May 18th, 2007
Sabastian The Ibis (UM's mascot) made his parent's proud at Emily's commencement on the Coral Gables campus May 11th.
Emily Wright (CHS 2003) posed with Dad (Ted Wright) after receiving her BS Degree (with a double major in Marine Sciences and Biology, and minor in Chemistry).
Samantha Wright (CHS 2000) posed with Dad (Ted Wright) after commencement for her BA Degree in Art (Studio Art major).
Emily was honored by the University of Miami Biology Department as the "Outstanding Senior". Emily's honors thesis was titled: “Diversity and Temporal Changes in Marine Benthic Macrofauna Assemblages of the Bahamas”.
Samatha posed outside some of her University of Texas art classrooms (right).
Emily & Samantha "horse around" with a statue across the street from the University of Texas (Darrell Royal) football stadium.
Emily & Samantha pose with some of Samantha's art work she had on display in her Austin apartment.
University of Miami President Donna Shalala addresses the graduates before the keynote speaker, Fareed Zakaria (of Newsweek and ABC News).
Samantha crossing the stage at the UT Fine Arts Commencement Ceremony.
Emily shook hands with UM President Donna Shalala as she crossed the stage during commencement.
After graduation in Florida we toured the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami. This was the former winter estate of James Deering who was the vice president of International Harvester.
After graduation in Texas we toured the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
Samantha Wright
Samantha's cat Rocky posed with some of her art work.
Samantha sold two of her paintings at an art open house.
I couldn't be prouder of my two daughters for their most recent accomplishments. This was a rare opportunity to gather family and friends to help them celebrate in two different states one week apart. I was fortunate that Collinsville's CHS graduation fit conveniently between the two trips. I am still trying to catch up on news and photo orders here after my rare days away from Collinsville. Another big thank you to the Hollys for taking care of my animals. Samantha will be finishing up 2 more classes this summer at UT and continues her job at Terra Toys in Austin. Emily will have a visit in Collinsville this summer before another short Bahama field trip followed by a return to Australia in July for her graduate studies at James Cook University. -- Ted Wright
It helps to be a proud Dad for an OU graduate to tolerate being in large gatherings of folks singing the Miami fight song or "The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You."
Another highlight of my trip to Austin was finally getting to view (in person) the large multi-panel mural in the Austin Airport painted by my cousin Tommy Evans. The mural hangs over the Southwest Airlines ticket counter. Tommy is the son of Marvin Evans (CHS 1936).