Each speaker at the Sunday's graduation ceremony touted the Class of 2018’s achievements, calling out each state, regional and local championship in athletics and academics.
Inside the packed gymnasium at Delavan-Darien High School on Thursday night, Hector Padilla walked the stage, graduating with high honors. Now, he will become the first person in his family to go to college.
Craig High School graduates on Thursday night heard student leaders talk about Janesville's innate "values" and facing down fears. Also, they heard a few amplified barks of thanks from a Janesville police dog.
Craig High School senior Ayana Smith-Kooiman will attend Macalaster College on a full scholarship next fall. Her life up to this point was anything but easy.
Edgerton High School's Class of 2018 was encouraged to thank their parents for helping to make them the people they are.
District Administrator Jim Brewer told the graduates that no matter how each student arrived to this point, their diploma signaled success.
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.
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.
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.