School is a way of life for the Earl Kern family. With 10 children, there have been many milestones over the years, but this year, the Kerns outdid themselves, with four graduations - including a university degree for Mom, Nannette Monson Kern.

She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah, walking off with a degree in psychology. That won't be the end of her schooling, however, as she anticipates working toward a master's degree.Daughters Tami Kern Mehl received her degree in nursing from Weber State College, and Natalie Kern picked up a diploma at Woods Cross High School last week. Natalie has earned a dance scholarship and will continue her schooling at Utah State University.

Earlier this year, Mikal Kern McLeod graduated from Hollywood Beauty College, initiating the string of graduations that has kept the family busy for months.

And to keep the prospects for more graduations bright, another daughter and son-in-law are attending college in Idaho Falls, and a son returning from an LDS mission has his sights set on Snow College.

Keep those corsages and boutonnieres coming!