Plant City High School seniors had one last hurrah with their peers on May 30 during their graduation at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Parking was filled to near-capacity and the stands were full as family and friends flocked to cheer their graduates on and wish them all well as they closed this chapter in their lives. Many came more than an hour early to take photos outside of the arena with their loved ones before the sun set. The 8 p.m. graduation was the second to last for Plant City publicschools.
It was a night filled with melancholy and cheer for all PCHS seniors and their family. Right before the seniors lined up to do their march into the stadium, many were taking selfies with their favorite teachers, exchanging numbers with classmates and making plans to spend time together over the summer. Family members were giving hugs across the barrier before they hustled in to find their seats in the stands.
As the graduates walked across the stage in their teal and orange apparel, several members of their class were approximately 130 miles away at the high school baseball state championship game. Those students wore their gowns and caps throughout the game as they showed support of the players during their big night.