TORTOLA — Challenged by acting President Judith Vanterpool to “keep your eyes on the future,” the graduates of the H. Lavity Soutt Community College’s 26th graduating class received their diplomas Thursday before family, friends, well wishers and government officials.

In a break from tradition, the ceremony was held at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town, the first time in the school’s history that its graduation ceremony was not held on the Paraquita Bay campus.