It was a huge night for the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders in Lubbock.
Family and friends gathered on Thursday night to say a final salute to the school's first ever graduating class.
Talkington is the only all-girl school in Lubbock. All 17 seniors received their diploma on Thursday.
16 of them are going to colleges across the country starting in the fall, and one has joined the army reserve.
The students and faculty KCBD spoke to said they couldn't be more proud of everything this school has already accomplished.
"It was a great honor being a part of the first graduating class," said Sierna Coronado, a first year graduate. "And I feel like this is just the beginning of the things we are going to do as a school."
"Our goal is not to be finished now that they've graduated," said Berta Fogerson, principal of Talkington, "but to track them and support them, and make sure they don't get derailed and they stay on track, and continue and finish their college education."
Of all the grades enrolled at Talkington, this graduating class was the smallest.
In all, there were more than 400 girls enrolled this year.