Mortar boards and flowers: Peninsula schools hold graduation ceremonies
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Sequim High School graduates Lily Paulsen, left, and Hannah Earley have fun with their daisies given to students prior to Friday night's commencement ceremony at the school's stadium. More than 200 students received their diplomas as the class of 2014.
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Port Angeles High School graduates throw their mortarboards into the air after commencement exercises Friday. About 230 seniors received diplomas. White mortarboards were worn by women, while the green were worn by men.
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Lincoln High School graduate Ashley Kelsey holds her 7-week-old daughter, Sophia Tunnermann, as classmate Sammi Harwell, left, looks on prior to the school’s commencement ceremony Thursday at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. Kelsey said she was pregnant with Sophia for the majority of the 2013-14 school year, giving birth in time to finish her studies and earn her diploma.

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North Olympic Peninsula high schools conducted commencement ceremonies last week.

On Thursday, 16 graduates received diplomas during Lincoln High School's ceremony in the Little Theater on the Peninsula College campus in Port Angeles.

Lincoln High is an alternative school where students are given a second chance at graduation after having difficulty for a variety of reasons.

Students may graduate in four, five or six years.

On Friday, Sequim High School conducted commencement ceremonies for some 204 graduates, while about 230 received diplomas from Port Angeles High School.

On Saturday, Clallam Bay High School and Crescent High School in Joyce celebrated graduations with afternoon ceremonies.

Eleven seniors received diplomas from Clallam Bay High School at the 2 p.m. ceremony, while Crescent High School conducted commencement ceremonies for 16 seniors at 3 p.m.

Two weeks ago, Quileute Tribal School and Port Townsend, Chimacum, Forks, Neah Bay and Quilcene high schools held graduations for about 300 members of the class of 2014.

Last modified: June 14. 2014 8:28PM
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