Soon-to-be Highlands Ranch High School graduates filed into Red Rocks Amphitheatre to the cheers and air horn alarms of their loved ones.
Principal Chris Page told students at the May 17 commencement ceremony to embrace these moments as they walk through life before wishing them the best of luck following graduation.
Meanwhile, Kaden Lathrop, who delivered one of the event's graduate messages, took time to thank family and friends who supported students throughout the years.
"To the moms who had tears in their eyes on the first day of kindergarten and to the moms who have tears in their eyes now," Lathrop said, "we say 'thank you.' "
Photos by Jessica Gibbs