Golden light cast long shadows from graduates Friday as the sun set on their time at Firelands High School. We caught these photos of the Class of 2017 saying goodbye before and after commencement.
Megan Vaughn, Liz Ward, Meagan Weller, Grace Pohorence, Sophia Pohorence, Gianna Suglia, Kenzie Smith, and Carol Lynn Stevens await their walk into the stadium for commencement.
Summa cum laude graduates Emily Wagner, Sarah Slack, Hailey Blankenship, and Libby Skolnik.
Hailey Mezurek stands up to be recognized with other honors diploma recipients.
Benoit Madalitso Mahuka Akoa leaves the stage after receiving his diploma.
Demetria Nicolaou is all smiles.
Instructor Megan Klein and graduate Zach Mutnansky take a breather after commencement.
Dominic Januzzi shows his little brother Anthony what he can expect in the future at his own graduation ceremony.
Graduates Meagan Weller and Karlee Rollins are congratulated by Janette and Keith Johnson.
Sarah Gallo and Macey Butchko hug it out.
Graduate Hollie Lindsey is embraced by family members Jack, Olivia, and Nicole as little Kohen Viock looks up from below.
Olivia Harris and Brad Soltis pose for photographers.
Ben Markovich and Colin Myers discuss plans for the summer.
Autumn Swiers and Joseph Socha are caught doing some people watching.
Jordan Dickel, Sam Dempsey, and Tyler Dawson line up for their walk.
Ben Laughrey, Randy LaMar, Casey Krueger, and two minions atop his hat get ready for their big moments.
Chloe Hewlett, Lexie Holowenko, Hailey Koster, and Sylvia Krejci are ready to become Firelands graduates.
Jordyn Phelps, Jenna Pleban, and Skyler Pluta await their diplomas.