They've studied hard, earned the respect of their teachers and now they've got the diplomas to prove it.
Nearly 300 Bluffton Bobcats marched across the stage as high school graduates Monday. There were lots of smiling faces in caps and gowns and in the giant crowd were on hand to wish them well. It was a bittersweet end to a lifetime of accomplishments.
"It's kind of craziness. It's sad knowing that in a few months me and all my friends are going our separate ways. But I know we'll still meet up and get together and remember each other," said Ashley Barrett, class of 2011 Valedictorian.