Over 200 students graduate from Sentinel High School


MISSOULA, Mont. - Sentinel High School held their annual commencement ceremony Saturday at the University of Montana's Adams Center. Graduate Chelsea Lalum says high school flew by in a blink of an eye. "Last week I was like, 'Oh, I'm graduating next week, and all of a sudden it's today. I'm graduating today," Lalum said. "When I was a freshman, I didn't think it would go by this fast." Fast forward from freshman year to present day -- graduate Isabella Weida says the feeling is surreal. "It hasn't really hit me yet that it's real," Weida said. "I think it will when we get down on the floor." Sentinel High School principal Ted Fuller led the ceremony. The Sentinel All Choir Seniors followed the ceremony singing, "Your Heart Will Lead You Home." The ceremony ended with the tradition of throwing their caps in the air. "It's a good feeling to be done," graduate Joe Stitt said. "It's great to be done and ready to move on to what's next." One graduate is dedicating this day to his dad. "This one goes to my dad that passed away three years ago," Julyan Peters said. "He always shows me in spirit that he's with me." Peters says graduating is a big accomplishment. "I'm an 18-year-old, autistic and ready to graduate!" Graduates say they're excited to start the next chapter in their lives.