West Las Vegas High School Principal Gene Parson said his heart was with the class of 2010. A major reason for that was his son, Spencer Parson, was among its graduates.
Another reason was the class’ spirit, the longtime principal said during Saturday’s commencement ceremony.
Just a day before, a dozen seniors painted the D (for Dons) on a hill near town — an annual ritual.
They had scheduled the painting a few times before, but bad weather prevented them from going up the hill.