VISD grads share their favorite high school memories
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The only thing that stood between them and their futures was a short walk across the graduation stage.
With them, they took the things they've learned, their friendships and four years of memories.
Between Victoria East and West high schools, nearly 700 students graduated as part of the class of 2012.
The ceremonies at Memorial Stadium put an exclamation point on the hard work and accomplishments of students, many of whom will now scatter from their friends and experiences in high school.
But before they get started with the rest of their lives, graduates shared some of their favorite memories as Titans and Warriors.
"The people I met, the football games and the pep rallies."
Tamara Mumphord, 17, East
"The friends and the football games. The dances were fun, too."
Lakyn Owens, 17, East
"Probably Friday night football games because it was the time I spent with my friends, and we had school spirit."
Kari Miller, 18, East
"Being part of the Air Force Junior ROTC program because I met so many new people, and I made so many new friends doing drill and helping out with ... community service. And the football games."
Jessica Townsend, 17, East
"Probably just hanging out with my friends. I do it every weekend, and when I get out of high school, I'm moving, so I'm not going to be able to do it anymore."
Joanne McGinnis, 17, West
"Spending time with my band family and participating in all the pep rallies and football games."
Jon David Dinkins, 17, West
"Homecoming senior year. We finally won our first homecoming game, and we had a legit homecoming pep rally."
Jose Trevino, 18, West
"Being a senior was a good year, but I'll have to say the food fight freshman year. It ended our ninth-grade year and started the rest of our high school years."
Gabriella Garcia, 18, West