A pair of girls and boys led the graduates of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in their processional, symbolizing how far they had all come during the past four years.
The graduates, some local, and some from as far away Korea, China, Japan and Pakistan, walked in toward the mountains. Each of them wore the traditional white gown and carried a bouquet of red roses.
"We lovingly place our graduates into the care of your sacred heart," said school President Carolyn McCormack said in her opening prayer of Sacred Heart's 78th Annual Commencement ceremony on Sunday.
The class of 2010 buried a time capsule earlier in the week and spent the last year of their high school career with cameras in hand, ready to document their fading high school moments.
"This past year has been a year of remembrance," salutatorian Amy Trivers said. "We don't want to let go of the past because we fear we will forget it."