Kaycee High School graduates walk back into the school to get out of the wind on Saturday night. The graduates hid in the hallway until moments before the ceremony when they entered the gym through the outside doors.
Kaycee High School Principal Jake Evans welcomes family, friends and students to the 2021 Kaycee High School Graduation on Saturday night. Balloons were suspended in front of the stage to be dropped at the end of the ceremony. The balloons got stuck and didn’t all fall when the kids tried to drop them.
Guest speaker Jeanette Geis addresses the class of 2021 and recalls her memories from when she taught most of them in third grade on Saturday night. To match her speaking, photos of all twelve students from third grade were printed and mounted on each side of the stage.
The blue 2021 tassels started on the right side of everyone’s heads, passing over to the left as they crossed the stage and received their diplomas on Saturday. The eighth grade class graduated out of middle school and were recognized during the ceremony.
Kaycee High School graduate Kade Neville high fives his classmates on his way back to his seat after receiving his diploma on Saturday night. Neville was the senior class president and the first student to speak in the ceremony.
Graduation caps and gowns block the bottom of the screen as the slideshow presentation of the class is set up on Saturday night. The presentation included photos and music for each kid from across their lives.
Kaycee High School hosted their annual high school graduation again this year, back to the regular traditions after last year's COVID changes. The 12 graduating seniors are headed all over the country in the near future but for now they celebrated together in the gym, surrounded by friends, family and the school walls many of them have long known. Class president Kade Neville, valedictorian Madison Gosney and salutatorian Dylan Fauber spoke during the ceremony as well as commencement speaker Jeanette Geis. As the ceremony ended, balloons tried to fall, hats got stuck in basketball hoops and thunderstruck filled in behind the clapping and cheers.