Rio Rico High School Class of 2017 held their graduation ceremony, on Thursday, May 25th, at 7:00 pm. The Rio Rico Marching Hawks Band played, while the graduates came down the stairways in their customized graduation caps. From every angle of the stadium, friends, school faculty, and family were able to see the graduates walking down the stair in their red & black caps and gowns. The commencement speeches by community leaders and school valedictorian offered words of encouragement for the graduates to continue to pursue their dreams.
After the speeches, the graduates waited patiently for the announcement of their diplomas. There was no need for words to express the excitement, and pride the graduates felt. As their names began to be announced cheers from the crowd filled the airwaves. One by one the graduates went to pick up their diplomas. Towards the end of the ceremony and closing statements, the graduates threw their caps into the air to express their accomplishments.