MISSOULA — Cue the "pomp and circumstance."
Thursday afternoon marked the first of Missoula County Public School graduations.
Willard Alternative High School graduates took the lead with a socially distanced commencement held at Washington Grizzly Stadium.
Following a trying school year, the grads looked happy to be celebrating in person with friends and family and diplomas in attendance.
Big Sky, Hellgate and Sentinel high schools will all hold commencement ceremonies Friday at Washington Grizzly Stadium at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Seeley Swan High School seniors will graduate on Sunday in Seeley Lake.