By John Glidden
Adult life now looms large for about 350 seniors in the Jesse Bethel High School class of 2016.
Friends, family members, and “play cousins” were on hand Thursday afternoon at Corbus Field to welcome the graduates into adulthood.
Class salutatorian Maya Miller thanked her parents for helping her reach her goals.
“Through every step of the way, they were there, watching from a distance, waiting to catch me when I stumbled along the way,” Miller said. “Without them, I would not be here today.”
She also addressed all the parents in the packed stands:
“You sit there proud of us, (but) I stand here proud of you,” Miller said.