- May 16, 2019
Although Braden River High School's Luis Gil and Christopher Phillips are grateful for their four years of memories in high school, they are ready for the next step.
"(Graduation) is a new door opening, a new beginning," Gil said. "Any mistakes I made in high school won't matter. It's a fresh start."
Walking across the field at LECOM Park May 20 during Braden River High School's graduation meant the beginning of a new chapter for 385 graduates.
Gil and Phillips will attend State College of Florida next school year before transferring to a Florida university.
Phillips said receiving his diploma made him feel that the past 13 years of hard work at school has paid off.
Graduate Mikhail Kusumo couldn't wait to receive his diploma.
"It's a privilege to graduate," he said. "I'm happy and relieved because after four years of hard work, we get to graduate."