Seniors at five area high schools cried, hugged, cheered and leaped into the next chapter of their lives Sunday. Friends and family were on hand to make sure the journey started off right.
Sandusky High School
For the 154th year, Sandusky City Schools celebrated the transformation of Blue Streaks to alumni.
On Sunday afternoon, 224 Sandusky High School seniors marched across Strobel Field on their way to a new beginning.
They paused only briefly to giggle as their peers' graduation caps blew off in the cool breeze.
St. Mary Central Catholic
By HOLLY ABRAMS
This year's graduates have already gone places. But the places they still have to go are many times that.
Mirroring the wisdom of Dr. Seuss in his classic book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic High School senior class president and valedictorian Aaron Ebert encouraged his classmates to celebrate their accomplishments and the future ahead.
Edison High School
The graduates of Edison High School are charging toward their future.
Boys in blue gowns and girls in white, the 120 members of the Edison class of 2008 had their last roll call at Sunday’s graduation ceremony in the high school gymnasium.
The four speakers from the class of 2008 each had a message for their classmates before they received their diplomas.
Danbury High School
By CELIA ANGELO
Anyone who glanced around Danbury's packed gymnasium on Sunday could see the tears run down the cheeks of countless students and parents.
The exceptionally close-knit class of 2008 ended their journey at Danbury this weekend, each embarking on separate paths while clinging to the memories they have collected since kindergarten.
Norwalk High School
By Cory Frolik
There were times when Sunday's 148th Norwalk High School Commencement ceremony felt like a pep rally.
That was partly the commencement speakers' doing.
In his remarks, NHS principal Robert Duncan tried to energize students for what still lies ahead.
"There will be challenges and opportunities. Conquer them all," Duncan told a sea of smiling faces.