Payson High School graduate Elizabeth Olson receives an enthusiastic hug from classmate Stephen Cotton following the PHS graduation ceremony Saturday.
Olson will be attending Northern Arizona University in the fall and plans on being an elementary school teacher.
Cotton has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He told his mother he wanted to be one of the few and proud who protect freedom.
For more graduation photos and information, see the May 25 issue of The Rim Review.