Let there be light – and flashes from cameras. And caps flying all over the place. And late-night parties. And sleeping in. And crowded beaches. And, most importantly, perhaps, no more homework.
At least until college.
Throngs of Newport-Mesa seniors will receive their diplomas today in ceremonies that will mark the first day of summer vacation and the entry into the so-called "real world."
At Estancia High School on Wednesday, it was clear that the maintenance and operations staff had kicked into overdrive, setting up hundreds of plastic seats on the green artificial turf inside a $9.5 million stadium that opened two years ago.
"It's going to be crazy," said Mario Cerda, a maintenance worker. "When you see all the parents and all the children all in one place, it kind of hits you all of a sudden, and everybody is telling somebody what to do and how to do it."