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Seniors shift gears for future

RFHS seniors piled into vehicles -- pickup trucks, convertibles and cars with their windows down -- for the traditional drive around town Friday afternoon, after they were released from school. Shown, from left, are Carlie Christensen, Halle Hauer, Megan Pechacek, Hannah Linehan, Miranda McAleavey, Mckenzie Tirrel and Alison Thrane.2 / 8
Graduating seniors from River Falls High School, from left: Jordan O’Malley, Tessa Balsiger and Maria Mishek; back: Megan Faustini, Taylor Magill and Kelsey O’Mally cheer as they head down Main Street after their last day of class. See more photos and a video at (River Falls Journal photos by Niki Hovatter and Gretta Stark)3 / 8
New graduates show their pride by waving a flags during the car cruise. Pictured, from left: Jack Benusa and Alex Haskins; back: Evan Schumacher and Nate Wronski. 4 / 8
Seniors, from left: Anna Johanson, Emily Gjerde and Alexis Shields share their excitement to be graduating as they participate in the traditional drive around town last Friday afternoon. 5 / 8
A parade of cars driven by excited seniors made its way up and down Main Street Friday afternoon, as the seniors celebrated the end of their last day of high school with the traditional drive around town -- waving flags, honking horns and cheering. Before they left school, the seniors were given a safety talk by Police Liaison Officer Chris Gottfredsen. 6 / 8
RFHS seniors cheer and smile while waiting for an opportunity to safely turn onto Main Street for another loop through town. Shown front, from left: Tara Toland and Tyler Cordes; back: Justine Bennett, Marilyn Beauchman and Mikayla Cudd.7 / 8
A group of students waves and smiles as they cruise the streets. Pictured, from left: Annissa Lesmeister and Reilly Myklebust; back: Aranzazu Rodriguez, Katarina Greenwood, Stephanie Peterson and Makayla Dehne.8 / 8

River Falls High School seniors celebrated their last day of school Friday, May 30, with the traditional drive around town, honking and cheering. Relatives and friends lined up on Main Street to take pictures of the excited seniors as they drove by. Several vehicles full of seniors made the loop around Main Street more tham once.

The class of 2014 includes 262 seniors who will walk across the stage during the Sunday, June 1 graduation ceremony.