The first graduate class of Huntington Seacliff Elementary School gathered by the pool Tuesday afternoon to reconnect with old friends — not to mention reminisce on their childhood dreams of being rock stars, fashion designers or Olympic figure skaters.
Furthermore, they celebrated being high school graduates.
The Sea Star charter members of Seacliff's student body, who started there as kindergartners in 1999, are among Huntington Beach High School's Class of 2012 set to graduate Thursday.
Two days before they put a cap on their high school careers, they revisited their roots at a party at the SeaCliff Country Club, with their first principal, librarian and several teachers in attendance.
More than that, they got in touch with their childhood goals. On blue sheets of tarp on one of the poolside fences, organizers posted the students' kindergarten head shots along with a section from the fifth-grade yearbook in which they wrote what they wanted to be in 10 years. There were plenty of athletes and musicians, plus the occasional divorce court lawyer or SeaWorld employee.