High School students graduate in Missoula

Posted at 7:49 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 11:26:17-04

MISSOULA – Missoula County Public Schools held their graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

Graduates from Big Sky, Hellgate, and Sentinel accepted their diplomas at the Adams Center. The MCPS adult education division also had a ceremony.

Hellgate High School Principal Judson Miller says he’s proud of this year’s graduating class.

“We have an incredible graduating class, it’s been a lot of fun. Practice yesterday was appropriately nostalgic, the kids were great, and they’re excited.”

Caps and gowns flooded the venue. The ceremonies started at 9 a.m. and the last one kicked off at 5:30 p.m.

Friends and families came out in crowds to celebrate the student’s achievements.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester — who was invited by a student who had worked in D.C. — spoke at Hellgate’s ceremony.

“All the credit goes to our student body,” Miller said.  “It’s been a great experience and I think is a great representation of the class.”

More than 800 high school students walked on Saturday.

Seeley Swan High School and Willard Alternative also recently held graduation ceremonies.