There were few empty seats at Esser Field as the sun began to set Friday as the 100th class of Connell High School finished its high school career.
Valedictorian Kylie Booker encouraged her fellow graduates to not let their graduation be the high point of their lives.
"Without a doubt we will all have an impact, so ensure it's a positive one," Booker said.
Booker will head to Eastern Washington University in the fall to study elementary education, but acknowledged that she's as likely as anyone to change her major.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself," she said, quoting the Gospel of Matthew.
Salutatorian Joslyn Empey also is unclear what her future holds. She asked for those who came before to forgive her and her classmates for being human and making mistakes along the way.
But Friday was a day of celebration regardless, Empey said, because everyone made it. Now for what happens next.
"None of us know the way but we'll be there soon enough," Empey said.