By Matthew Adkins
The bleachers and track surrounding the football field of Benicia High School were completely full as thousands turned up to watch their loved ones graduate from high school.
Nearly 400 students in the class of 2016 graduated Saturday afternoon in what would be the last ceremony held on the school’s field before its renovated.
As the graduates formed a long line and slowly filed into the stadium, crowds of people cheered and hollered when their students took their seats in the center of the field.
Principal Brianna Kleinschmidt was first to the microphone and broke the ice by addressing the massive crowd about what it means to have “Panther pride.”