It was a weekend full of graduations. Amarillo Independent School District had nearly 2,000 graduates cross the stage. 

“I believe it is the most exciting moment of my life every year. I am just so thrilled to watch these students and see the accomplishments they have made.” Amy Dorris, Palo Duro High School Principal said, “They have worked so hard, they are so intelligent and they have so much to offer our world.” 

The graduates are now alumni of their high schools. Leaving behind a time of their lives filled with nothing short of great memories. 
 
Jesus Covarruvias, PDHS graduate said, “It’s a really joyful journey. I mean, your friends, all the people you meet, the people you work with, teachers, everybody, they all are part of your life in high school. Those four years, they’re probably the best four years I’ve ever had out of my life. It’s amazing.” 
 
Another PDHS Graduate, Yazmin Duron said, “I’m happy it’s over with, it’s a rollercoaster, but it’s worth it.”
 
Amarillo High School graduated Friday evening while Caprock High School, Palo Duro High School, and Tascosa High School graduated Saturday at the Amarillo Civic Center. 
 
Amarillo ISD’s Class of 2017 has been accepted to more than 1,500 colleges, university, military, trade or certificate programs.