Nearly 350 seniors graduated from Norwalk High School on Thursday.
"It's something really exciting, but I'm going to miss Norwalk High School a lot," said Brody O'Brien.
The class's valedictorian Brody O'Brien, a recipient of Kevin Eidt Memorial Scholarship, who will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall says he will always be a Bear at heart.
"I just want to go into college and do the same things I've been doing here," said O'Brien. "Do really well academically, get involved and make a lot of friends and connections."
After 36 years at Norwalk High School, athletic director and guidance counselor Wayne Mones will retire. He says throughout his years, he's proud of the class's achievments in athletics and community service.
"It's a great class to go out with," said Mones. "Athletically they've had a lot of accomplishments and then from a school standpoint, it's just a class that has been involved in service and that really epitomizes who they are."
"I know school is important and getting involved is important, but you always want to make sure you make time for your friends and your family because at the end of the day," said O'Brien. "They're the ones that you're going to be living with throughout your life and you're going to look back on all the memories and friendships you've made and it's something really enjoyable."