Cheers and screams echoed through the massive Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Church on Saturday morning as 72 Bellarmine-Jefferson High School graduates gathered for the last time as senior classmates.
Donning white and blue caps and gowns, the high school graduates assembled in the church hall to bid farewell to their alma mater.
"Today is another milestone — an important milestone for each and every one of you," Father John Collins told the Catholic school graduates Saturday.
"And I am sure there was a time in the last four years that today seemed like a long way off.
"Today might have even seemed like an impossibility."
Studying late nights for tests, meeting deadlines and dealing with peer pressure were likely obstacles that the graduates faced during their high school tenure, he said.