EVERETT — For many Marysville-Pilchuck High School graduates, it just seemed like a blink of an eye.
Such was the case for Tanner Aguirre, who will continue his education at Everett Community College. He isn’t sure what he will study yet.
“It’s kind of crazy on how fast I graduated,” Aguirre said. “I thought it’d take longer.
Fellow graduate Alyssa Hunter had similar thoughts. She will also attend ECC, where she will begin studying special education.
“It’s really unreal, it just kind of hit me,” Miller said, who added that it only seemed like yesterday she was walking as a freshman.
M-P graduated 244 Tomahawks at Xfinity Arena June 10.
The faculty, the valedictorians and other graduating seniors spoke their speeches and reflections, except for class president Nicholas Alonso, who rapped his.
Among the graduates were valedictorians Jacob Bansberg, Jennifer Baxter, Emily Dunston, Kendall McCoy and Sierra Price, as well as salutatorian Alyssa Fowler.
After M-P’s concert band greeted the attendees and the presentation of colors, Price sang the National Anthem prior to the welcoming by co-principals Deann Anguiano and Rob Lowry.
After the valedictorian speeches and reflection speeches by Jazmyn Allen and Selena Tyler, Jason Kent played the piano and sang “Scientist” by Coldplay. Emma Kilgore sang “Last Goodbye” by Billy Boyd, the M-PHS Concert Choir performed, class president and Alonso’s class president speech, the diplomas were then certified by the Marysville School Board to be presented to the graduates.
Students were reunited with their friends and family during the recessional.