NPHS says goodbye to class of 2019

NORTH PLATTE, Neb (KNOP) - North Platte High School held it's graduation ceremony Sunday. Close to 300 students walked across the stage at Bauer Field to receive their 2019 high school diplomas. Collectively, the class earned nearly $2.9 million dollars in scholarships. Thirty-three students in the class hold a perfect 4.00 GPA.

The event took place on North Platte High School's football field.

Hundreds filled the stands in support of their graduates.

The motto of this year's graduating class is, "Chase your dreams but always know the road that will lead you home again."

Class of 2019's Kiera Rhodes and Ava Wilson said they are excited for the next step.

"I'm planning on going to UNK to study interior design with a minor in theater to hopefully do some theatrical stage designing," Rhodes said.

"I'm going to UNL next year to study biochemistry. I want to be a doctor so I'll be taking it to med school," said Wilson.

Principal Scott Siegel wished the students well.

"For some of you in the class there was never a doubt that this day would come. For others of you it's been a little more adventurous," joked Siegel.

"Regardless of whatever it took to get you to this moment we are incredibly proud of you. Thank you for being a part of North Platte Public Schools."