WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — The last graduates to ever walk the stage at Wilkinsburg High School received their diplomas Friday night.

A total of 25 young men and women will now follow their collegiate paths at institutions like Tulane University and Alabama State.

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A cross-district partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools means all future seventh through 12th graders in the financially-strapped Wilkinsburg District will now attend Westinghouse in Homewood.

“It was actually very emotional. My class is like a family. It’s hard because we’re graduating and we’re not going to see this building anymore,” said class valedictorian Remy McIntyre.

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“It’s hard to see the era end. We graduated in ‘95 and it’s hard to see this come to an end. It’s sad,” said Tina Rollins, whose nephew just graduated.

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“It was really emotional, really amazing, because I feel like part of history,” said graduate Davon Moultrie.