By Richard Bammer
Country High School graduated 86, the largest class in the continuation school’s history, during an outdoor ceremony Thursday evening.
Held at Tom Zunino Stadium, the commencement started at 6:30 p.m. sharp and ended 30 minutes later. One by one, the graduates, clad in royal blue caps and gowns, walked across a makeshift stage set up football field’s 50-yard line, give or take a few feet, to pick up their hard-earned and coveted diplomas.
With the announcement of each graduate’s name, varying volumes of cheers erupted in the sun-shaded westside bleachers, where an estimated 500 people — families, friends and relatives — gathered to observe the proceedings.