Vernon Secondary’s Class of 2017 throws their caps in the air with joy on the steps of the courthouse as they celebrate graduation between the rain and thunderstorms Thursday. (Wayne Emde Photography)

Grad tradition

Vernon Secondary graduates carry on tradition of Vernon Courthouse photo

It’s a Vernon Secondary School tradition going back approximately 30 years.

The Class of 2017, like the many classes before them, took to the Vernon Courthouse steps Thursday for their graduation photo.

Throwing their caps in the air in jubilation, the graduates marked their milestone day.

The traditional courthouse photo preceeds Friday’s graduation ceremonies.