By Thomas Gase
Over the last four years, the Benicia High School Class of 2023 received lots of advice. But Principal Brianna Kleinschmidt told the 356 students at Drolette Stadium to take their own advice before moving forward.
“Take a mental snapshot of this moment right here,” Kleinschmidt said, before pausing a few seconds to continue. “Remember this snapshot and moment so years from now you can look back, remember this and say, ‘Those were the days.’
On a beautiful Saturday in Benicia, four years of hard work — including a few during the COVID-19 pandemic — paid off for the graduating Class of 2023.