After Wednesday’s stirring graduation ceremony on Palo Alto High School’s historic Quad, members of the school’s Class of 2017 are heading to the next stages of their lives.

    The ceremony included musical performances from two student groups – David Willner and junior Preston Sterling, and Dillon Scheel and Alexandra Stump – as well as speeches delivered by three seniors – Associated Student Body President Anmol Nagar, Anisha Patwardhan and Molly Weitzman – and Principal Kim Diorio.

    For the first time, the Parent Teacher Student Association rented a large screen display for viewers at the back of the crowd.

    Flip through the slideshow for a glimpse at some commencement ceremony highlights.