Graduating seniors of Margaretta High School didn't know they'd have to take one last quiz.
Senior Elizabeth Gray challenged her 97 classmates to name the five wealthiest people in world, the last five Heisman trophy winners, ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize, and the last six Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
When answers to those questions proved difficult to recall, Gray gave fellow classmates another quiz.
She asked them to remember three teachers who have aided them on their journey though school, three friends who have helped during a difficult time, five people from which they've learned something worthwhile, and people who have made them feel appreciated.
"The point is that none of us can remember the headlines of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields, but the applause dies. Awards tarnish, and achievements forgotten. The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money or the most awards They are the ones that care."
Before receiving their diplomas, seniors Amy Drossman, Wendelin Diab, Carolyn Joseph, and superintendent Ed Kurt encouraged students to reflect on the years at Margaretta, but look forward to their plans for the future.
"Thank the classmates who helped you on your homework, worked with you on a project, or gave you a kind word," Kurt said.
He went on to say that setting a goal and not attaining it is not a failure, but not setting a goal in the first place is a failure.
Cheers of "way to go," "that's my boy," "we love you," and even one "you made it on time" echoed through the bleachers at the class of 2007 was presented their diplomas.
As their donation to the school, the senior class gave $2,000 to the high school to finish a mural and $500 to the sophomore dance fund.