Last night, Austen was one of many in his school who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. The ceremonies were held in the school's gymnasium, and while the audience was getting seated, the chamber orchestra played.
The second photo shows all the inductees standing behind the seated students and adults who participated in various parts of the ceremony. Austen is in the last row -- tall boy, blue shirt, yellow tie.
Here he is, in line, about to hear his name read so he could pick up his certificate and shake the principal's hand before signing the school's NJHS book.
And finally, here he is with some classmates in the reception area. He had already wolfed down his cake and lemonade! I think he had a wondeful time. I know I did!