16 toss caps at Wheaton graduation

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sandra Castillo, left, and Lorena Castro laugh during a lighthearted portion of Wheaton teacher Jennifer Sullivan's address to the students during the class of 2016's graduation ceremonies Thursday night. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com

Sandra Castillo, left, and Lorena Castro laugh during a lighthearted portion of Wheaton teacher Jennifer Sullivan's address to the students during the class of 2016's graduation ceremonies Thursday night.

From left, Dakota Jennings, Jera Prewitt, Jade Lamproe and Tyrek Powell share a laugh during a slide show of all the class of 2016 graduates of Wheaton High School. The class held graduation ceremonies Saturday in the school's gym. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Wheaton class of 2016 salutatorian Rosillie Vang gives a witty, comical and heartfelt speech Thursday at Wheaton's graduation ceremony, where 16 Bulldogs saw their tassels turned. Smiling at a funny portion of Vang's speech was Traci Mitchell, junior high and high school principal Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Jennifer Sullivan, a teacher at Wheaton schools, delivers her address to the class of 2016, in which she gave advice specific to each of the students one by one. Tissues were placed under each of the graduates' chairs, and Sullivan had to use a few of her own as tears began to flow when the reality of graduation set in. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
The Wheaton class of 2016 lines up to walk and receive their diplomas on Thursday. Members of the class included: Crystal Alvarado, Haley Beck, Sandra Castillo, Lorena Castro, Vanessa Cook, Christian Dunegan, Kevin Foster, Dakota Jennings, Kala Jones, Jade Lamproe, Tyrek Powell, Jera Prewitt, Marley Sherwood, Justin Tichenor, Rosillie Vang and Meng Yang. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
After receiving their diplomas and turning their tassels, 2016 graduates of Wheaton High School celebrated by tossing their caps, bursting confetti poppers and having a silly string fight. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
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