More than 4,000 Frisco ISD graduates crossed the stage May 31 and June 1 during ceremonies at Comerica Center and Ford Center at The Star.
Eight high schools had graduating classes, with Lebanon Trail and Memorial high schools set to hand out their first diplomas in 2020.
Each ceremony featured speeches by top graduates and class leaders, who challenged their classmates to build on past accomplishments and dream big.
“Dare to imagine the future, because the future lies in the hands of those whose imagination runs wild,” said Wakeland High School Valedictorian Hannah Lee. “Never be afraid to take a risk, to take that leap of faith, because in the end, that leap may land you in a place that once only existed in your imagination.”
“It truly isn’t about whether you can or can’t, but about how badly you want it,” said Centennial High School Salutatorian Brian Lee. “So the next time there is a great but risky opportunity on the line, I challenge you to ask yourself, ‘Do I really want it?’ Because if you don’t, you are going to just be wasting your time. But if you do, it is worth a lifetime.”
The student speakers also took the opportunity to thank their families, teachers, administrators and friends, and to acknowledge the memories and experiences that had made their time in high school so special.
“For every bitter goodbye, there is a sweet hello waiting for you,” Liberty High School valedictorian Lisa Punnen told her fellow graduates. “When you walk out of this arena tonight, remember that you will forever represent Liberty and what we stand for, so work hard, be nice and conquer your dreams.”
Frisco ISD wishes the Class of 2019 the very best in their future endeavors.
Watch Graduation Online
Miss graduation or want to relive the moment? You can watch recordings of Frisco ISD graduation ceremonies at the links below.