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.