From a solemn procession to Pomp and Circumstance to the exuberant popping of confetti and blowing of conch shells, the Antilles School graduation ceremony, held Saturday at the school’s Mark C. Marin Center, ran the gamut of emotions.

When it came to studies, however, this class was all business. It’s paid off, too. The 35 graduates were accepted to a total of 140 universities and were offered approximately $4.9 million in scholarships and grants.