Samantha Miller, left, helps Lanee McNary with her mortarboard prior to Sunday’s graduation ceremony for Vandalia Community High School.
Mustafa ‘Tafi’ Mustafa gives a thumbs up after receiving his diploma.
VCHS Principal Randy Protz gives opening remarks at the start of Sunday’s graduation ceremony.
Vandalia Community High School held its first outdoor graduation ceremony on Mark Greer Field on Sunday.
Some of the VCHS graduates gathered on the lawn of the Vandalia Statehouse for a photo.
The recently graduated VCHS students switch their tassles. From left to right are Zane Ulmer, Matthew Wells (rear), Gracie Bone, Emmi Dehority and Garrett Austin.
Graduates Garrett Austin, Matthew Wells and Samantha Miller represented the senior athletes in presenting a gift to Chris Whitten, the SBL Fayette County Hospital employee who serves as the athletic trainer for VCHS sports teams. In the background is Lanee McNary.
Cameron Withers enjoys a cold drink prior to Sunday’s graduation ceremony on Mark Greer Field.
Cheyenne Hollowell hugs a fellow graduate.
Elizabeth Meyer was among the graduates recognized for academic excellence during the ceremony.