Published June 17. 2011 6:25PM Updated June 17. 2011 7:46PM
Tim Cook/The Day
The Norwich Technical High School 2011 graduates throw their caps in the air in celebration at the conclusion of the 68th commencement exercises at the school in Norwich Friday, June 17, 2011.
Norwich Tech seniors waited for classmates outside behind the school cafe, excited for ceremonies to begin.
Dressed in a blue gown, Kimberli Trahan, 18, trained in carpentry, said, "We're just kind of chillin out. But I'm ready!"
Inside, another senior's parents, Sharon and Alan Norris, sat waiting. They arrived at 5 p.m. since Norwich Free Academy is also graduating tonight and traffic was heavy.