Graduation. Was it really only one year ago that Simone graduated? It feels like a lifetime. And now, she's on her way home - just when I was getting used to my new life and new job at Level Playing Field. If you see life as a series of peaks and valleys, graduation from International High School was a high point for Simone. She graduated in the top 5% of her class, received honors for academics, sports and social justice, and then, bam...she had to start all over at college. I'm proud of her. She made her way this year in a challenging situation.