Smiles, cheers abound at Ponderosa HS graduation
Ponderosa High School seniors became the first official graduates in the Douglas County School District Class of 2013, with a morning ceremony that filled a stadium.
Ponderosa celebrated its graduation at 8 a.m. May 21. The graduating class included about 296 seniors whose family and friends filled Sports Authority Stadium in Parker.
Performers at the ceremony included seniors Connor Southard, who sang “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day and Bailee Kempton, whose closing rendition of “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield was a crowd favorite.