Local News

Thursday, May 29 2014 10:17 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Once Driller students, now Driller grads

  1. 1 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Graduate Scott Van Matre, he was once a Driller, he'll always be Driller.

    click to expand click to collapse
  2. 2 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Not just the pride of the 2014 BHS graduating class, but the pride of Drillers everywhere!

    click to expand click to collapse
  3. 3 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Frankie Barraza, right, and Zachary Erwin are loose and having a good time as graduation time grows near for the BHS seniors.

    click to expand click to collapse
  4. 4 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Their shirts were colorful and almost matched but soon BHS seniors Dillon Littles, left, and Zachary Erwin would slip on their caps and gowns and blend in with rest of the Driller graduates.

    click to expand click to collapse
  5. 5 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Assembling in the gymnasium, the Bakersfield High School graduating class of 2014 receives last minute instructions from assistant principal Cheyenne Bell before heading out to Griffith Field for commencement ceremonies

    click to expand click to collapse
  6. 6 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    The 2014 graduating class of Bakersfield High School prepares to enter Griffith Field for commencement ceremonies.

    click to expand click to collapse
  7. 7 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Selfies were being taken by everyone at the BHS graduation, including Asia Turner, who grabbed one in the gymnasium.

    click to expand click to collapse
  8. 8 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Just one more visit to the Driller student store, only this time it's to use the reflective windows to adjust caps and hair before graduation.

    click to expand click to collapse
  9. 9 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Valedictorian Yingyi Xu makes last minute adjustments to her speech on the back of fellow BHS graduate Susan Lee before the start of commencement ceremonies at Bakersfield High School.

    click to expand click to collapse
  10. 10 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Frank Gary sorts things out involving cords and his gown prior to the Bakersfield High graduation.

    click to expand click to collapse
  11. 11 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Michael Gongora and Bridget Dunphy get in one last hug before graduating from BHS.

    click to expand click to collapse
  12. 12 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Taking it easy in the BHS gymnasium before graduation are from left, Schuyler Borges, Olivia Nystrom, Favian Ramirez and Kayla Johnson.

    click to expand click to collapse
  13. 13 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Getting everything just perfect for their graduation are Drillers Poala Chavez, left, and Daisy Soto.

    click to expand click to collapse
  14. 14 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Marcus Robinson and his graduation cord made with bags of chips. Made by his aunt for his graduation from BHS.

    click to expand click to collapse
  15. 15 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Posing on the steps of the Harvey Auditorium at Bakersfield High School are Tatyana Pryor, left, and Jada Cantrell.

    click to expand click to collapse
  16. 16 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    After posing with family and friends at the Harvey Auditorium, Jada Cantrell, left, and Tatyana Pryor hurry over to the gymnasium to join the other BHS graduates.

    click to expand click to collapse
  17. 17 of 18

    By David Dennis / Special to The Californian

    A Liberty High student celebrates as he begins to head down the hall and out to the stadium.

    click to expand click to collapse
  18. 18 of 18

    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    BHS scholar/athlete Elbon Flanagan.

    click to expand click to collapse
By The Bakersfield Californian

You know the saying, "Once a Driller, always a Driller." They were once Driller students, and now they are Driller grads.

Californian photographer Felix Adamo shares these photos from Thursday night's graduation.

Have something to share? Comment on this story

Bakersfield.com Daily Deal!

Indian Point Ostrich Ranch

Daily Deal

Four Person Tour Plus Two Ostrich Feedings at Indian Point Ostrich Ranch

Value
$20
% Off
50%
You Save
$10
13 Bought
Buy Now! See more deals