My crazy nephews spelling out “2007” following the youngest’s graduation from Tokay High, my alma mater! He graduated with highest honors, as signified by the gold tassel. The white collar is only awarded to National Merit Scholars. He graduated #7 in a class of more than 600, taking mostly Advanced Placement classes, playing trumpet in band (plus the County, All-Northern and All-State Honor Bands), and, like his brother, attained the rank of Eagle Scout on his 17th birthday. (His Court of Honor was this past March.) He’s off to study mechanical engineering and music in the fall.