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By LuAnn Schindler

Senior celebration honors first class of graduates


LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Pomp, with plenty of emotions • Summerland School held its commencement ceremony, May 7, in the school gymnasium. Maribel Arroyo hugs her son, David Arroyo, after he presented her with flowers.

The first class of Summerland seniors to spend a school year together, under one roof, received diplomas, Saturday, in a 4 p.m. ceremony in the school's gymnasium.

Seniors entered the gymnasium to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance," played by the Summerland band, under the direction of Emily Heithoff.

Superintendent Kyle Finke welcomed students, family and guests. He asked seniors to think back to the first day of classes in August, when he announced one word to describe the year: opportunity.

"With this opportunity, you've earned the right to map out your future. Be a trailblazer, whet...

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