Graduation is about more than just finishing high school for these students, it's a time to celebrate as they move towards their futures as adults.
More than 800 students from both Central and Stevens got their diplomas Sunday. Whether it was a sea of red or a sea of blue, these 'rival' schools had shared the same sentiments on what they'll remember most from their glory days.
Central High School graduate Lexus Orozco says, "My favorite parts of high school are just really hanging out with friends -- getting to know your teachers. Just making experiences you can share your entire life and look back on."
Stevens graduate, Shane Anderson says, "A lot of it will be the friends and the people who helped me along the way. Really it's just a lot of the people, the teachers, principals who helped."
Rapid City High School graduated Friday night.
From all of us here at Black Hills FOX, congratulations to the class of 2017, we wish you the very best of luck in your future.