Anzar High School graduated its 2010 class Thursday night. Students, as always, picked a song to play while they walked in.
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With a loud snare drum blasting over the speakers it started.
Four years of hard work was coming to an end for more than 70 Anzar
High School graduates
– but first they wanted to celebrate. One by one graduating
seniors strutted down the aisle to music of their choice.
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With a loud snare drum blasting over the speakers it started. Four years of hard work was coming to an end for more than 70 Anzar High School graduates – but first they wanted to celebrate. One by one graduating seniors strutted down the aisle to music of their choice.

With a class of 77 students, the opening moments of the graduation were the most personal. Each student was given a chance to shine. Some were so overwhelmed, they missed their mark to turn toward the stage. Others danced down the aisle.

Parents cheered as their child walked down the aisle for the whole gym to see. Horns blasted and some sang the songs.

Inside the Anzar High School gym, it was a party.

The emotional ceremonies started with Principal Charlene McKowen welcoming the parents and the teachers.

Asking the parents and the teachers all to stand, McKowen said in Spanish and English that everything the students will do in the future came from them.

“What the class of 2010 will do after today is making there mark in our shared world, instilling themselves into society as our next leaders and all great leaders acknowledge those who have influenced them,” McKowen said.

But McKowen made sure the ceremony was about the students.

“This class is made up of 77 unique individuals their collective power will is staggering,” said McKowen before listing the accomplishments of the students. “The express purpose of this ceremony today is to honor these well deserving adults that are sitting behind me today.”

McKowen then introduced five students who spoke about their memories and what they will do in the foreseeable future.

Dylan Doty spoke first and he first thanked all those who were in the room.

“I’m pretty sure I speak for all of us when I say how grateful we all are you came to support us because in the end all a person needs to succeed is the support from a warm-hearted soul,” Doty said

Doty quickly turned his attention to his friends behind him.

“I just want to say these people behind me are and always will be my friends and I just want to say I love all of you,” he said.

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