Yesterday was a magical day at South Pasadena High School as the Class of 2018 held their Commencement Ceremonies. The football field was awash in a sea of black and white as over 350 students performed their final duties as high school students and became high school graduates.
One student in particular held my interest – my son Brandon Vaughan. Brandon will be attending California State University at Long Beach later this year studying film and animation. Look for him to do great things.
Amid rousing parting speeches by South Pasadena High School’s best and brightest the ceremony moved forward. Notably, senior Will Hoadly-Brill referenced Spongebob Squarepants in exhorting his classmates to “pop the bubble” of South Pasadena and take all the lessons learned with them to their new “bubble”.
The students moved their tassels – and then threw their caps in the air – as the Class of 2018 officially passed from high school to the next chapter in their lives.
Merriment, excitement and fond farewells were in abundance as the students met their friends and families on the field afterwards.
Good luck South Pasadena High School Class of 2018. I know you will go out and change the world!