By Rebecca Wasik
Parents waited in lines to purchase last-minute graduation leis and fanned themselves with commencement programs on Saturday morning as they awaited the arrival of the Dixon High School Class of 2023 at Finney Field.
The faces of friends and family in the bleachers were wet with both tears and sweat from the already searing sun. They were happy tears though, for the morning marked the beginning of adulthood for their graduating loved ones.
The DHS band began its rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance” as graduates filed into the stadium. Half of the graduating students walked past the home bleachers, while the other half walked past the visiting bleachers — each side depending on the first letter of the last name.