Seventy-one Brodhead High School students walked, sat, listened, clapped and then shot each other with Silly String during the ceremony where they received their diplomas Friday.
There were many moments throughout the graduates lives where they felt the world was going to end, but they survived, said valedictorians Jillian McNett and Madeline Stoker.
About 50 students walked across the stage at Tuesday's ceremony; more than 90 students were estimated to receive degrees from the two-year university this semester.
Chilly, damp weather Sunday morning wasn't the ideal setting for an outdoor graduation ceremony, but some Beloit College graduates were happy to stay outside.
It took Natalie Arriaga five years, but she earned a college degree in international studies, not to mention a Spanish minor and certificate in diversity leadership.