Graduations in Camas and Washougal
It was time to turn the tassels toward the end of the ceremony. Graduation caps were then tossed in the air and quickly recovered, before the graduates gathered on the field at Fishback Stadium to greet their families and friends.
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Crystal Garcia leads a line of seniors as they walk into the gymnasium, where they will become graduates of Hayes Freedom High School. The Camas School District's alternative school had 40 graduates during ceremonies at Liberty Middle School on Saturday.
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Hayes Freedom High School teacher Daniel Harvey provides the gradutes with some advice to take with them as they move on with their lives. This included finding the meaning and flow in life experiences.
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Excelsior High School graduating seniors make their way to the stage.
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Hayes Freedom High School graduates and their family members and friends celebrate following ceremonies on Saturday.
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Hayes Freedom graduating senior Nicholas Bacon performs during the commencement ceremony on Saturday.
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Audrey Sibley performs "When I'm Gone," during Excelsior High School graduation ceremonies at the Washburn Performing Arts Center. There were 19 students in the 2013 graduating class.
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Mariah Rollins makes her way into the theater during the processional of seniors during the Excelsior graduation on Friday.
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CHS seniors express gratitude to their friends and family members for helping them reach graduation night. "Graduation is a shared experience and in a way, a shared achievement," Principal Steve Marshall said.
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The CHS class of 2013 celebrates Friday night at Doc Harris Stadium.
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Katelynne Jones sings "You Raise Me Up," to cheers, tears and a standing ovation at commencement ceremonies Friday night.
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CHS graduates are all smiles after receiving their diplomas and walking across the stage to loud cheers from family and friends.
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Excited seniors walk to the stage to get their diploma cases, as friends and family look on from the stands. The WHS class of 2013 featured 181 graduates.
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Angie Steffanson, a co-valedictorian, described Washougal as a close, supportive community. "It is a small, but beautiful city," she added.
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