Idyllwild Arts Academy held its graduation Saturday for the many talented students in the outside Holmes Amphitheater, under the parachutes in the trees. Photo by Careena Chase

Excited Idyllwild Art Academy students receive diplomas during graduation Saturday, June 1. Photo by Careena Chase

Isaac William Dwyer, Creative Writing graduate, giving his humorous and heart-warming valedictorian speech for the 2013 senior class of Idyllwild Arts during commencement on Saturday. Photo by Careena Chase

Don Mischer, internationally acclaimed producer and director of television and live events, giving his inspirational commencement speech for Idyllwild Art Academy graduates during their Ceremony Saturday. Photo by Careena Chase