The Washoe County School District is celebrating high school graduation week with hundreds of seniors crossing the stage. On Monday 564 students walked in Spanish Springs' graduation ceremony at Lawlor Events Center.
"Today is the day we graduate! I cannot wait to get started on the rest of my life. It's exciting!" says CJ Carithers.
Danielle Flowers adds, "It's super exciting!"
"It's a relief you know, to know that all our hard work paid off."
"It's definitely surreal. It's kind of crazy knowing we've been together for four years and now we're graduating."
More than 4,500 seniors are walking in graduation ceremonies for Washoe County high schools this month. The cap and gown marathon started last week - and today-- Spanish Springs, North Valleys, and McQueen held their ceremonies.
After Monday five more schools will graduate their seniors wrapping up with Incline on Thursday.
The students all said it's a little tough to leave, but they're excited for their next chapters.
"From here I look forward to going to college, and studying to become a firefighter," says Carithers.
"I'm going to UNR for nursing. I'm going to Corbin U up in Salem, Oregon. And I'm going to Concordia U in Portland, Oregon."
A big congratulations - and good luck to all of the graduates.