The graduation procession of the 126 Virgin Valley High School seniors is charged with excitement, hope and plenty of encouragement from the standing room only crowd of supporters of this 2015 graduating class. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.
Virgin Valley High School Principal Cliff Hughes gives a heartfelt introduction to the parents, teachers and especially to the students who have walked his hallways for the past 7 years to begin the 2015 commencement ceremony. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.
Virgin Valley High School Student Body President and Class of 2015 Salutatorian, Gabriel Rico Medina, gives a witty farewell speech to teachers, parents, coaches and especially to his fellow classmates thanking each and every one who both supported and challenged him along the way. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.
Sarah Jane Anderson, One of the four of Virgin Valley High School’s class of 2015’s valedictorians, addresses the audience and thanks those she’s associated with, been educated by or even just had a brief encounter with for enriching her life in some way. Anderson says she’s a better person for having known the people who have surrounded her during her school years. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.
Virgin Valley High School graduating seniors wear a variety of adornments from awards earned for excellence to money and candy necklaces from supporters and well-wishers. These graduating seniors listen intently as their principal address the class of 2015, their families and friends during the commencement ceremony held on June 4, 2015. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.
Graduating Senior, Kaitlyn Frump, looks forward to beginning her college years. Frump is the only Nevada resident in history to receive the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Frump graduates having received over eighty thousand dollars in scholarship money. Frump plans on utilizing those scholarships to help her on her way to realizing her dream which is to earn an MBA and ultimately becoming the CEO of a major corporation. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.
Graduating seniors are thrilled to turn the tassels, a traditional move which signifies the transition from student to young adult. “Turning the tassel from one side to the other seems like turning another page in one’s life.” – See more at: http://www.graduationgown.com/fyi-tassels.html#sthash.kK1XsN9t.dpuf. Photo by Teri Nehrenz.
Family members, even the young siblings cheer and shout as the Class of 2015 throw their hats in the air as their final tribute and farewell to the halls of the Virgin Valley High School.
Graduates were able to spend the night at the Mesquite Recreation Center last Thursday, June 4 as the Mesquite Police Department sponsored another successful Grad Night. The event, which has been an annual tradition, ensures that the graduating class is safe while having unlimited fun. This year, that fun included ‘bubbles’ in the gym, allowing the teens to do things they normally wouldn’t. Photo by McQuade Chesley.
Students had a blast in the gym with their human-sized bubbles and volleyball courts. Photo by McQuade Chesley.
This year, there was even a bouncy house on site for the teens to use before heading out into the real world, where adults generally aren’t allowed in such structures. Photo by McQuade Chesley.
Not everyone could make it through the night. These two graduates take a breather to regain their energy last Thursday. Photo by McQuade Chesley.
An officer prepares his computer for a photo session with a few of the graduates celebrating at the Mesquite Recreation Center last Thursday, June 4. Photo by McQuade Chesley.
In addition to the Fire Department barbecuing burgers and hot dogs, attendees to the annual Grad night were treated to ice cream and never-ending snacks, as well as all sorts of activities. Photo by McQuade Chesley.
Seniors were able to have a caricature done of them while at Grad Night last Thursday, June 4. Photo by McQuade Chesley.
Some officers with the MPD show they can still hang with the young crowd during the MPD’s sponsored Grad Night festivities on June 4. Photo by McQuade Chesley.
Staff from the VVHS and several officers, including Darrin Wilkins on the left and Ian Douglas on the back-right, volunteered their time to make sure the graduating class of 2015 had a safe and fun evening stretching into the early morning hours of Friday, June 5. Photo by McQuade Chesley.