The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Howie is a big beautiful smile. He is one happy and friendly guy, and that will take him many places in this world. In addition to that he’s very talented and bright, which got him into the prestigious Gies College of Business, University of Illinois. He’s also very easy going, as his mom and I took him around to various locations to do his senior photos. He’d respond “Sure I’ll do that,” or a respectful “yes mam.” He even posed on the dock in a light drizzle without one complaint, smiling the entire time. I have watched Howie grow up, and I couldn’t be more proud of the man he has become. He’s a chip off the old block, taking his positive attitude and friendly disposition from both his parents. This photo with his mom is one of my favorites. Unlike some boys, he is not afraid to show how much she means to him. They’re going to miss him next year. Luckily he won’t be too far away. Good luck Howie!