Amid cheering families and friends, Crockett High School bid farewell to the Class of 2016 on Friday at the Frank Erwin Center.
"Today we say goodbye to everything that was familiar, and everything that was comfortable," said class salutatorian Misty Altus. "Be sure to enjoy every moment of it and never give up on your dreams."
Named by The Washington Post as one of the most challenging high schools in the country, Crockett High School students achieved a 100 percent completion rate for the Apply Texas college application process.
The Cougars also celebrated a softball team that went undefeated in district, and the Crockett Theater Department qualified for Thespian Nationals with a perfect score in group acting at the state competition.
"With all ends come new beginnings," said class valedictorian Mayte Lara Ibarra. "It is our opportunity to learn, grow and discover like never before. Look forward with excitement to what lies ahead."
Congratulations to the Crocket High School class of 2016!