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Lakewood Ranch High's Konstantino Papageorgiou Ayala shows off his diploma.

Emotional farewell to Lakewood Ranch High graduates

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch High's Konstantino Papageorgiou Ayala shows off his diploma.

Jaykob Martinez celebrates on his way to receiving his diploma.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Jaykob Martinez celebrates on his way to receiving his diploma.

Lakewood Ranch High graduates throw their caps in their air.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch High graduates throw their caps in their air.

Seniors line up to prepare to walk for graduation.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Seniors line up to prepare to walk for graduation.

Mya Grant says graduation is the best day of her life.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Mya Grant says graduation is the best day of her life.

Assistant Principal Valencia Lowen hands a diploma to Matthew Boudreau.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Assistant Principal Valencia Lowen hands a diploma to Matthew Boudreau.

Graduates Aldan Rossnagel, Ally Adamo and Alyssa Ream are excited to have a final moment with the senior class.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Graduates Aldan Rossnagel, Ally Adamo and Alyssa Ream are excited to have a final moment with the senior class.

America Rios Cardona and Madilyn Frick say graduation is emotional because their friends and classmates will now go down different paths.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

America Rios Cardona and Madilyn Frick say graduation is emotional because their friends and classmates will now go down different paths.

Nicole Vasquez, Zayra Contreras, Wendy Aquino and Esteban Perez-Martinez are proud to graduation. Perez-Martinez is the first in his family to graduate high school.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Nicole Vasquez, Zayra Contreras, Wendy Aquino and Esteban Perez-Martinez are proud to graduation. Perez-Martinez is the first in his family to graduate high school.

Anatomy and physiology teacher Kelly Smith-Williams (second from left) is proud to see her students Mike Mergina, Isabelle Sorensen and Joseph Puco graduate. "I'm trying not to cry," Smith-Williams says.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Anatomy and physiology teacher Kelly Smith-Williams (second from left) is proud to see her students Mike Mergina, Isabelle Sorensen and Joseph Puco graduate. "I'm trying not to cry," Smith-Williams says.

Camilla Sablan, Deedee Tuckerman and Taylor Shortridge can't wait to accept their diplomas and throw their caps in the air.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Camilla Sablan, Deedee Tuckerman and Taylor Shortridge can't wait to accept their diplomas and throw their caps in the air.

Graduates make their way into LECOM Park.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Graduates make their way into LECOM Park.

Frank Catania, Taylor Liffey, Kyle Bailey, Michaela McCue and Christian Tardi prepare to line up for the ceremony.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Frank Catania, Taylor Liffey, Kyle Bailey, Michaela McCue and Christian Tardi prepare to line up for the ceremony.

Konstantino Papageorgiou Ayala and Frankie Runge take a selfie.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Konstantino Papageorgiou Ayala and Frankie Runge take a selfie.

The family of graduate Matthew Boudreau cheer and hold up giant cutouts of his head.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

The family of graduate Matthew Boudreau cheer and hold up giant cutouts of his head.

Dustin Dahlquist, the principal of Lakewood Ranch High School, welcomes family and friends to the graduation ceremony.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Dustin Dahlquist, the principal of Lakewood Ranch High School, welcomes family and friends to the graduation ceremony.

Rev. James Golden, who is a member of the School Board of Manatee County, waves to the crowd.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Rev. James Golden, who is a member of the School Board of Manatee County, waves to the crowd.

Ally Adamo uses some of her favorite Disney quotes to inspire graduates during her speech.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Ally Adamo uses some of her favorite Disney quotes to inspire graduates during her speech.

Reva Gandhi congratulates Lakewood Ranch High School Class of 2022 during her speech.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Reva Gandhi congratulates Lakewood Ranch High School Class of 2022 during her speech.

Principal Dustin Dahlquist congratulates Booke Pater.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Principal Dustin Dahlquist congratulates Booke Pater.

Assistant Principal Mike Staker hands Pablo Moreno his diploma.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Assistant Principal Mike Staker hands Pablo Moreno his diploma.

Neale Ngov enjoys his graduation moment.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Neale Ngov enjoys his graduation moment.

Sydney McCray celebrates receiving her diploma.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Sydney McCray celebrates receiving her diploma.

Terri McAllister, who is retiring after 21 years in education, takes a selfie with her student and graduate Yadira Morales.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Terri McAllister, who is retiring after 21 years in education, takes a selfie with her student and graduate Yadira Morales.

Graduate Gabrielle Hornes says it's nice to have her family with her to support her on graduation day.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Graduate Gabrielle Hornes says it's nice to have her family with her to support her on graduation day.

Drex Houston, a Lakewood Ranch High School teacher, says it's bittersweet to see his daughter Kourtlyn Houston graduate.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Drex Houston, a Lakewood Ranch High School teacher, says it's bittersweet to see his daughter Kourtlyn Houston graduate.

Tom Rypel and Rosheen Rypel are proud of their son Heath Rypel, who is the last of four children to graduate high school. "It's bittersweet," Rosheen Rypel says.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Tom Rypel and Rosheen Rypel are proud of their son Heath Rypel, who is the last of four children to graduate high school. "It's bittersweet," Rosheen Rypel says.

Eamonn Barr, Kimberley Barr and Elly Barr celebrate Kimberley Barry's graduation. "We're so, so proud," Elly Barr says.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Eamonn Barr, Kimberley Barr and Elly Barr celebrate Kimberley Barry's graduation. "We're so, so proud," Elly Barr says.

Hailey Mui is excited to start the next chapter of her life at Florida State University with a psychology major. She hopes to study abroad in Spain.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Hailey Mui is excited to start the next chapter of her life at Florida State University with a psychology major. She hopes to study abroad in Spain.

Hailey Nasce poses with her diploma, saying she is happy her high school career is over.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 |

Hailey Nasce poses with her diploma, saying she is happy her high school career is over.

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