For the second consecutive day, hundreds of local teenagers are at Memorial Stadium downtown to celebrate the completion of their high-school education – and the start of the next phase. Tonight, it’s West Seattle High School Class of 2010. ADDED 7:49 PM: The ~275 grads are off to the long-planned-for-and-fundraised-for Grad Night – and we’re adding more photos and video. First, decorated caps:
Here’s principal Bruce Bivins, who is headed for a new job in California – he and other faculty members wore yellow roses:
(added 9:46 pm – clip from his speech)
In the crowd – signs to cheer the grads on:
But overall, a night for big smiles.
And after the turning of the tassels:
Student graduation speakers included student-body president Lisa Broadstone, co-class president Mariah Doll, and A.J. Franklin. The Class of 2010 motto: “Believe in the promise of tomorrow, but live this day to the fullest.”