Graduates prepare to travel the road ahead

This weekend, more than 700 seniors will graduate during ceremonies that will be held for all four of the area’s high schools — Camas, Washougal, Excelsior and Hayes Freedom.

For each and every one of these graduates, it is the culmination of more than a decade of hard work and determination that has involved homework, tests, projects and presentations. They have traveled a road that has been paved with challenges, successes, failures and sometimes personal hardships.

The upcoming commencement events signify an end to what has been an important part of their lives, but the ceremonies also signify a beginning. It is a fresh start as adults that offers them a chance to do and be more. Future successes will be defined in many different ways — college, work, family. Their lives will be guided by decisions and choices that they make. It’s a time that is likely to be both exciting and terrifying.

But before all of that comes the fun part. The pomp and circumstance. A time to enjoy the ride and celebrate the accomplishment.

Post-Record reporters will be attending all four events on Friday and Saturday, recording the special moments through pictures and stories. Check out the Post-Record on Facebook and Instagram, and read the articles in the Hometown section of the June 16 print edition.