The McBride Grads participated in the new tradition of an around town parade including a stop at Welcome Home for a cold drink before returning to the High School. For the first time in several years, the graduation ceremony, along with the presentation of scholarships and bursaries was open to the public and many members of the community gathered with families to support the graduates as they take their next steps. Following the ceremony the students requested one dance with a parent before tossing their caps in the air. /PHOTOS BY ANDREA ARNOLD