Their caps and gowns are pressed and ready to wear. They've practiced the walk, the handshake, accepting of their diplomas, and smiling for Mom and Dad's cameras.
Now, all that's left is to wait for the clock, and for tonight's festivities to get underway.
Students from high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District will be walking the stage for their respective graduation ceremonies Thursday and Friday evenings for the Class of 2012, and Patch wanted to take a moment to congratulate all the hard-working and deserving graduates.
Let's all wish them success!
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Thursday, May 31, 5-7 p.m. on the school's football field
Friday, June 1, 4 p.m. on the school's athletic field
Friday, June 1, 12-1:30 p.m. at Cap Stadium
Friday, June 1, 1-2:30 p.m., Jim Cox Stadium on campus
Thursday, May 31, 5:30 p.m. in the Hillsdale Great Court on campus
Thursday, May 31, 2 p.m. at Skyline College
Thursday, May 31, 5-7 p.m. at Mary Ann Johnson Stadium
(private): Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. Mary's Cathedral