Congratulations to the Class of 2023; the world is your oyster! As you close one chapter and begin the next, we encourage you to take chances, be messy, and make mistakes. Experience as much as possible on your journey while continuing to leave your beautiful mark on this world. And before you go, be sure to stock up on mementos that remind you of home: Ballard t-shirts, mugs, and more.
Don’t forget to thank the mentors who have shaped your academic experience; behind every student is a strong teacher who has invested hours into their success! We can all acknowledge that being a teacher is no easy task, and even the smallest gift, card, or gesture can mean the world to your school support system.
Send your favorite teacher off to a relaxing summer vacation with scented lotions, shower steamers, or a delightfully scented candle. A gift card from our Sip and Ship cafe is a great way to ensure they are staying caffeinated and treating themselves. Our sparkling lavender lemonade is the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day, and a fresh-baked cookie is sure to put a skip in their step.
This is a special time as both students and teachers get to see their hard work pay off and relish in their accomplishments. Looking back, it seems like just yesterday you were taking your kindergartener to their first day of school. Looking forward, the future is bright and full of endless possibilities for your graduate. No matter the stage of life, Sip and Ship is proud to support you in every endeavor, and grateful to be along for the ride!
Staff Writer: Megan Pavek