This weekend nearly 900 Wichita Falls I-S-D students will walk across the stage to pick up their diplomas and begin the next step in their lives.
Earlier this week the district held its annual Scholars Breakfast recognizing the top students at each high school.
Eddie Randle introduces us to some of the future's brightest prospects.
Its a pretty surreal experience when youre a freshman you don't think your gonna graduate and it's finally here.
It's one of the most memorable moments of a young adult's life.
High school graduation.
Students from Old High, Hircshi and Rider will turn their tassels from one side to the other Saturday, officially making them high school graduates.
Earlier this week wfisd honored the top students of each campus at the annual high school honors breakfast.
It was a time for the seniors to look back on some their high school highlights before they begin making new milestones in college and careers.
Lindsey Taing, Rider Valedictorian says "High School has been really memorable for me I've made some great friends and teachers have been great to me its just been a really great experience cant believe that after four years Im going to stand up there and talk to everybody it a really good feeling".
The guest speaker was a 2003 Old High graduate who attended Harvard and just earned her MBA from Duke.
She gave these future collegians tips on how to best use their time.
"Strike that balance between being the good student, spending time in the library its actually really fun. And also making sure you have time to have a social life, because in the the end you will come out with allot of knowledge, your academics and a lot of friends,"said guest speaker Maria Teresa Herrera.
Wichita Falls High School Valedictorian Madilynn Samus says it's the teachers who have steered and kept her on the right path.
On her journey that will take her to brandeis university in Massachusetts in the fall.
Valedictorian for Wichita Falls High School Madilynn Samus says, "I think Old High has really challenged me to be on my own and my teachers gave really pushed me these four years and challenged me to do the best I can."
Hircshi Valedictorian Jessica Lunte had a few words of wisdom to pass on to the juniors who will take the seniors' chairs next year.
"Work hard dont put off applying top college procrastination is the enemy and just really enjoy your last year because it goes by super super fast," said Lunte.
It's not just the high school students who will be graduating and receiving honors this weekend..
Tomorrow the students of Harrell Accelerated Learning Center are also graduating.
Their ceremony is at 7pm at Memorial Auditorium.
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