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Big time for grads
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Lauren Fritzsche attempts to stay on a surfboard, much like one does a mechanical bull, one of the many attractions at Ironwood Ridge High School's graduation party last Tuesday night. More than 400 graduates were in attendance to the all night lock-in.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ironwood Ridge High School graduates Emily Ghusson, right, and Alina Schmidt compete in a bungee race during grad night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ironwood Ridge High School students show their excitement after receiving their high school diplomas
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Though not technically allowed, some Ironwood Ridge High School students managed to smuggle a beach ball or two onto the field for the graduation ceremony. The inflatables lasted only seconds before being blown away or confiscated by school officials.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Following the graduation ceremony, Ironwood Ridge High School graduates look for friends and family.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Dark clouds and strong winds loomed over the graduating class of Ironwood Ridge High School during the processional last Tuesday.
andy Metcalf/The Explorer, Hats and tassels fill the sky above the graduating class of Ironwood Ridge High School last Tuesday night, concluding the ceremony.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Hannah Cramer gets a manicure from Shawna Kusma in the salon section of Ironwood Ridge High School's night-long graduation party.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Along with a casino room, a mechanical bull, a movie area and a salon, Ironwood Ridge High School graduates also had a video game trailer filled with dozens of games and consoles where they could compete.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Some Ironwood Ridge graduates-to-be found mortarboards difficult to keep on in the high winds.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Chloe Buser and Rachel Svetlik try their hand at a slot machine for extra tokens during the graduation after-party held on the Ironwood Ridge campus following the graduation ceremony last week.