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Alexis Booker shows off her "Beauty Queen" hat.

Booker High School hosts upbeat graduation ceremony

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Alexis Booker shows off her "Beauty Queen" hat.

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The Booker High School Graduation Ceremony was hosted at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

The Booker High School Graduation Ceremony was hosted at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

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Alicia Furnice, Jakeuia Gaither, Betsy Gircia and Presiosa Garcia

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Alicia Furnice, Jakeuia Gaither, Betsy Gircia and Presiosa Garcia

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Fabiola Perez Hernandez and Leslie Perez Dejesus

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Fabiola Perez Hernandez and Leslie Perez Dejesus

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Kristen Raynor decorated her graduation cap.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Kristen Raynor decorated her graduation cap.

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Shelby Swanson, Storm Tracy and Michelle Anderson

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Shelby Swanson, Storm Tracy and Michelle Anderson

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Dashaunae Turner

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Dashaunae Turner

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Graduates smile for the camera as they wait to line up.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Graduates smile for the camera as they wait to line up.

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Guests could purchase flower bouquets for their graduate.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Guests could purchase flower bouquets for their graduate.

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Marius Pollox, Keisha Marceus, Jasmine Robinson, Jermaine Ziegler, Kayin Pinkney and Trion Robinson

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Marius Pollox, Keisha Marceus, Jasmine Robinson, Jermaine Ziegler, Kayin Pinkney and Trion Robinson

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Kayla Mcgann, Dashaunae Turner, Jamaya DeVaughn and Reyana Robinson

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Kayla Mcgann, Dashaunae Turner, Jamaya DeVaughn and Reyana Robinson

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Students wait to line up on the stairs.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Students wait to line up on the stairs.

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Emma Diner, Sarah Johnson and Atticus Taylor

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Emma Diner, Sarah Johnson and Atticus Taylor

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Two students smile for the camera as they line up.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Two students smile for the camera as they line up.

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Brianna Wheeler

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Brianna Wheeler

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The graduates entered the auditorium and made their way down the stairs.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

The graduates entered the auditorium and made their way down the stairs.

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Friends and family took photos of their graduates as they entered the auditorium.

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Friends and family took photos of their graduates as they entered the auditorium.

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A student poses as he walks in the line up.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

A student poses as he walks in the line up.

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Samantha Crawford, Emma Diner and Sarah Johnson perform.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Samantha Crawford, Emma Diner and Sarah Johnson perform.

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Faculty and distinguished guests clap for the performers.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Faculty and distinguished guests clap for the performers.

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Dequontez Lavender gives his commencement speech about overcoming the odds.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Dequontez Lavender gives his commencement speech about overcoming the odds.

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A student's hat is decorated with "Mom this one's for you."

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

A student's hat is decorated with "Mom this one's for you."

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A graduate reads the program for the evening.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

A graduate reads the program for the evening.

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The graduates and their families and friends filled the auditorium of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

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The graduates and their families and friends filled the auditorium of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

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A student snaps along to the music.

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A student snaps along to the music.

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Students eye another student from across the row as they dance to the music.

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Students eye another student from across the row as they dance to the music.

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Students perform "Stand by Me" as the first musical selection.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Students perform "Stand by Me" as the first musical selection.

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Abigail Pagan gives her commencement speech.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Abigail Pagan gives her commencement speech.

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A student drums during the performance of "Don't Stop Believing."

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

A student drums during the performance of "Don't Stop Believing."

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Students smile as they watch the musical performance.

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Students smile as they watch the musical performance.

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The graduation ceremony was lively and upbeat.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

The graduation ceremony was lively and upbeat.

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A student plays the guitar during the performance for "Don't Stop Believing."

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

A student plays the guitar during the performance for "Don't Stop Believing."

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A graduate claps along to the song.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

A graduate claps along to the song.

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Franco Ruiz points to his hair during his commencement speech and says "you all know me by the green hair."

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Franco Ruiz points to his hair during his commencement speech and says "you all know me by the green hair."

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Many students decorated their hats before the ceremony.

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Many students decorated their hats before the ceremony.

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Booker High School graduated 100 percent of its 2018 class according to a commencement speech.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Booker High School graduated 100 percent of its 2018 class according to a commencement speech.

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A student smiles for the audience as she gets her diploma.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

A student smiles for the audience as she gets her diploma.

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A graduate walks the stage after grabbing his diploma.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

A graduate walks the stage after grabbing his diploma.

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Shaking hands with a faculty member, a graduate walks to get her diploma.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Shaking hands with a faculty member, a graduate walks to get her diploma.

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Many students hugged their favorite faculty members on stage.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Many students hugged their favorite faculty members on stage.

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