Los Alamos saw another class of high schoolers off into the world Saturday as 253 students, their friends and family crowded into Griffith Gymnasium to share the last two hours together.
Between the opening color guard ceremony and the ceremonial tossing of the caps, guest speakers spoke about how important it was to savor every moment, follow their dreams, and to be the change they want to see in the world.
“Ultimately, today is a celebration,” said graduate Faith Montano. ”It is a culmination of 13 years of hard work. Class of 2016, after all of the long nights, all of the homework and practices, all of the school dances after all of the tests, quizzes and projects, and after rejoicing in all these beautiful things these years have had to offer and surviving all of the obstacles we’ve faced, we’re finally sitting here.
“This is our moment. Let it sink in. Celebrate your classmates, your victories, and your classmates, and yourself,” she said.
High school senior Eric Leith then inspired his fellow graduates with his story of how he went from being more interested in shooting paper balls into wastebaskets and texting, to finding his love for writing during his four years at Los Alamos High School.