WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Students from West Lafayette High School gathered together for the last time as the class of 2018 Friday. The West Lafayette Class of 2018 was full of students well versed in many different areas, from athletics, to clubs, and beyond.
Friday's commencement showcased the range in interests of the students. The Valedictorians and Salutatorians also gave thanks to those closest to them. News 18 spoke with a few students who reflected on their time at West Side, and what Friday's commencement meant to their families.
"This is the last time they're ever going to go through a high school graduation which is going to be weird for them but I think they're excited and a little nervous because it's going to be a very different experience around the house," said Thomas Smith.
"It's going to be emotional, my family is really close and we're really tight knit, and so just me leaving the nest is going to be hard," said Alyssa Yeoman. "I'm just super excited, RDP!"
West Lafayette's class of 2018 included 16 Valedictorians and one Salutatorian. Students involved in the choir and orchestra also performed at the commencement.