At Bakersfield High School, senior students were honored for getting accepted into a four-year university.
"You can't just quit on school or drop out. You have to have a future, and that's what I want. I want to better myself in the future. I want to be someone," said one of the honored seniors, Rocio Perez.
Principal David Reese said around 530 seniors will walk at graduation this year. Of those, 88 were honored Wednesday for being college bound.