Rachel Gurley is chapter operations coordinator at Kappa Delta Pi.
It’s post-graduation season and that means the time has come to show off our winners of the #KDPGrad Photo Contest. We had a fantastic response this year with nearly 100 graduates sharing photos wearing their KDP regalia with pride. You can check out all of the photos on the KDP Facebook page.
This year our winners are Rosemary Anthony and Maria Kroeker. Rosemary is our first-place winner receiving a $50 KDP store gift card. Maria received a $25 KDP store gift card as our second-place winner. Both winners not only shared beautiful pictures, but each member shared the stories behind their photos.
Rosemary submitted a photo that included her father. The photo in fact was a very candid shot of Rosemary laughing as she admired her dad. Rosemary said, “The look our faces totally sums up our relationship! His support and love are amazing.” Their relationship is very special and dear following the tragic loss of Rosemary’s mother and brother in 1998. The loss of family has drove Rosemary to excel in her accomplishments. As Rosemary graduated from Houston Baptist University with a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction she wore her KDP regalia with pride and captured a precious moment with her father.
Our second-place winner, Maria, submitted a very classic photo displaying her graduation cap. With a wide smile on her face and KDP regalia around her neck Maria proudly displayed her inspiration for becoming a teacher, her mother. Losing her mother at a young age, Maria’s mother was absent during her college career. Maria told us “She is my inspiration, and that’s what I want to be for my students.”
No matter what your inspiration or who supported you, we are proud of all our #KDPGrads this year! KDP is thrilled to have a new class of educators and we are eager to support you as you continue your professional endeavors. Congratulations to the Class of 2014, and congratulations Rosemary and Maria!