By: KDKA-TV Newss Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After a challenging year, seniors donned their caps and gowns, and prepared to embark on a brand new chapter in life.

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Thursday was an especially monumental day for 10 students at the Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf as they walked the halls for one final time.

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Students and teachers congratulated them and gave them high-fives as they made their way through the halls.

“It’s crazy that in just the blink of an eye, it’s over,” said senior Olivia Larson. “Looking back, I was young, and to think it wouldn’t be happening this soon, and it’s here. This school is fantastic, it has fantastic spirit, and it just really makes me feel inspired.”

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Larson says she will be attending Charleston Southern University in the fall to study wildlife emphasis.