It's always an interesting assignment to be a fly on the wall while people receive big news. The other week at Chaparral High School, a reporter and I sat in as students found out whether they passed or failed their Nevada high school proficiency exams. These tests are necessary for graduation. All the kids I photographed are seniors, so they will have only one more chance to take the tests. If they fail again, they won't graduate with the rest of their class. So as you can imagine, their reactions were quite powerful.
Read more about the make or break nature of Nevada high school proficiency exams here.