New Sam Rayburn graduates send their hats soaring at the end of their graduation ceremony.
Leslie Reyes and Janette Reyes take part in the processional.
Samantha Flores, Andrea Espinoza and Janie Delval wait for the ceremony to begin.
Bertha Hernandez, Mario Garcia, Celina Flores, Kimberly Casas, Timony Biagas and Mark Alaniz listen to the cheers from the audience.
Kristell Muniz expresses the joy of the occasion. On the left is Diana Palomares. On the right is Sean LaBua
Brandon Partain (far right) and classmates wait for the graduation ceremonies to begin.
Cesar Munoz stands at attention during the Pledge of Allegiance. On the left are Felise Otabor and Brian Nava. On the right are Aaron Lopez and Richard Hernandez.
Sam Rayburn senior Nicole Landry delivers the commencement address.
Nicole Landry looks out over an ocean of light blue graduation garb.
Brandon Saavedra, a Top 10 graduate, waves to friends.
Robert Stock, Sam Rayburn's principal, offers special recognition for honors students.
Sam Rayburn seniors begin receiving their diplomas.
Mark Alaniz flashes the shaka sign as he walks across the stage to receive his diploma.
Eric Hernandez receives warm congratulations from senior counselor Nikki Lewis.
Adolfo Garcia shakes hands with Sam Rayburn Principal Robert Stock as he collects his diploma.
Cristian Garza gets a big hug from senior counselor Nikki Lewis as he heads back to his seat.
Jon Brewster can't hide his sense of satisfaction as he departs the stage with diploma in hand.
Monical Leal shows off her diploma to friends and relatives as she leaves the stage.
Chelia Perez leaves the stage after receiving her diploma.