Tears streaked down Pearlene Dinkins' face as she watched her granddaughter, Sekia Davis, march off the field as "Pomp and Circumstance" played.
Dinkins, like many others Friday night, was simply proud to see a family member finish high school. Davis was one of 301 Lancaster High School students to receive a diploma this year.
"I feel so good to see her get through this year," Dinkins said. "It's a blessing."
The ceremony was also emotional for Dani Strang.
For a while, the graduating senior couldn't stop crying.