Greensville County seniors wait for their fellow classmates to get into their respective seats as the 2019 commencement exercises begin.

The 13-year journey began in kindergarten and ended Friday evening for 162 Greensville County High School students as they walked off the stage with a high school diploma.

Whether it’s joining the work force, armed forces or continuing an education, the GCHS graduates will go their separate ways and begin a new chapter in their lives.

“It will be school after school for me,” Sae’Qhun Shiloh said. “I’m going to college with a major in music and a minor in business. I’ll go to Southside for two years, then I plan to transfer to Howard University.”

Co-Valedictorians Jessi Li and Cassandra Robinson, as well as Salutatorian Summer Jones will join Shiloh in continuing their education in the fall. Li is headed to Rochester Institute of Technology. Robinson will attend Mary Washington University and Jones is headed to Richmond to enroll at Virginia Commonwealth University. The trio headed a class of 27 honors graduates. All in all, GCHS graduates have been accepted to 23 schools.

Graduate Maurice Miles will enlist in the Army. Jennifer Canseco will enter the workforce.

Though the graduates will venture on different paths after Friday’s graduation, they shared a path into a full high school gymnasium with family, friends on hand to celebrate a special life achievement.