WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Graduation season kicked off Thursday night with a little over 100 Burkburnett high school graduates walking the stage.
The ceremony started at 7:30 p.m. but the Kay Yeager Coliseum opened its doors at 6:30 p.m. for family and friends who wanted to cheer on their favorite bulldog.
It was a night that Lance Browning, a graduate said he couldn't wait for.
"I've been dying to graduate," Browning said. "I've been so ready to get out of there but then its funny how the day finally comes and you realize that you will never be coming back here again."
A bittersweet moment is how another graduate, Delaney Mitchell describes it.
"A lot of us seniors at the beginning of the year we were really excited to graduate but then once the time comes it was like oh my gosh we're graduating."
Both graduates who were very involved in school said all of the memories made senior year will never be forgotten.
For Mitchell, being a part of theater productions is what made her senior year one of the best years.
"I got picked at district to be best actress," Mitchell said. "I got that award so that was really cool and we got lucky enough to advance to bi-district."
For Browning one of his favorite memories, senior year was hanging out with friends.
"Going to school every day and joking around with them and going to the games and supporting our teams," Browning said.
Now, they are both moving on to their next chapter in life.
Browning hopes to become a Wichita Falls Police Officer and Mitchell will attend the University of Oklahoma to become a nurse practitioner.