This weekend about 4-thousand students will graduate from chico state -- the downtown area is swarming with families here to support these students as they celebrate this major accomplishment.*action news no* reporter kristian lopez has a look at the big day.
## kristian: "im here at chico state's university stadium, as you can see behind me, students are beginning to line up as they prepare to walk across that stage today and recieve their diplomas...."
Nat sound: "class of 2019!!!"
Sot: matthew handenburgh/ graduate: "im done!!
It was a great day to be a wildcat, as hundreds celebrated a huge milestone in their lives all while being surrounded by their friends and family.... nat sound/family members: "wooohooo chico state!!!"
Sot/ linda,matt,doug handenburgh: "i am so thrilled and proud, both my wife and i are, it was a great moment and a great day, we thought it was gonna rain but thank goodness it's not."
Among the graduates today were students from the college of engineering, computer science and construction management, college of natural sciences, business, humanities and fine arts..... sot bryann anokwute/ graduate: "i'm feeling ecstatic you know....i just graduated, and it's a been a long five years... sot ryan willis/ graduate: "i feel good, we are all done, we are heading out and moving out into the world...."
They also shared what comes next for them...... sot:emilee hansen: im continuing my education here at chico state for a masters degree, so its not quite over for me yet but its nice to finally have something to show for all the hard work."
Sot bryann anokwute: im moving back to la to sign a contract, and get ready to start my salary paying job..... kristian: the college of education and communication ceremony will take place here tomorrow at 8:30 am, in chico kristian lopez action news