A sea of red caps of soon-to-be Hemet High School graduates Thursday afternoon. For more photos of the Hemet High graduation. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Senior Class Secretary Tyla Friemoth of Idyllwild leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the Hemet High School graduation Thursday afternoon at the Ramona Bowl. Photos by Jenny Kirchner

Danika Hitchcock of Idyllwild accepts her Hemet High School diploma Thursday at the Ramona Bowl.

Mitchell Biley of Idyllwild shares a smile with Hemet Unified School District Trustee Bill Sanborn, also of Idyllwild, as he walks down the stage as a Hemet High School graduate.

Megan Read of Idyllwild proudly poses with her Hemet High school diploma.

Emma Klingaman of Idyllwild shakes hands with Hemet High School Principal Dr. Emily Shaw (former Idyllwild School principal) Thursday afternoon.

Erec VonSeggern of Idyllwild proudly shows off his diploma for a photo.

Sage Torrez of Idyllwild waves to her family as her name is called for her diploma.

Dominic Geges of Idyllwild rips open his gown to show off his Batman attire Thursday afternoon just before receiving his diploma.

Savanah Loutzenhiser of Idyllwild waves proudly as she arrives to the stage to get her diploma.

Brett Pheonix of Idyllwild gets a big hug from Hemet High School Principal Dr. Emily Shaw on Thursday after he received his diploma.

Anthony Negrete gives his fellow ROTC classmates a high five after receiving his diploma.

Alex Sanborn of Idyllwild and his father Bill Sanborn share a hug as Alex receives his diploma.