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Saturday, May 24 2014 02:13 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Bakersfield Christian celebrates graduation

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The large banner near the front of the school congratulates Bakersfield Christian High School graduates as they drive into Saturday's ceremony.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    A Bakersfield Christian High School graduate is silhouetted as she prepares for Saturday's graduation ceremony.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Many of the mortar boards were decorated for Saturday's graduation at BCHS including the smiley face worn by Cecily Stone, center.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Claryce Lazerson, a Bakersfield Christian High School graduate, gets help from school employee Elizabeth Bruick, left, before graduating Saturday. Lazerson was one of the valedictorians and Eagle of the year.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Bakersfield Christian High School graduate Connor Minney gets ready to graduate Saturday and will be preparing to attend Baylor in the fall for his college education.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    BCHS students line up at the onset of Saturday's graduation ceremony outside the school's sports center where the crowd awaits their arrival.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Two BCHS grads look through the windows on the sports center doors at the crowd they will graduate in front of Saturday on campus. One student is apparently going to attend Baylor.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Bakersfield Christian High school graduate Sarah Toothman grabs a quick snap shot of fellow graduates including Mark Gregory (directly behind her), Clifton Guillory, Taylor Touchstone and Janessa Vandenberg, right. Graduate Alex Tillema, left, looks on.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Family and friends gather memories by taking photos during Bakersfield Christian High School's graduation ceremony Saturday in Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    It was prayer time for Bakersfield Christian High School graduates before walking into the school's sports center. Amanda Root, left, and Rachel Khan, right, were two of the 94 students to graduate.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    A full house at the Bakersfield Christian High School graduation Saturday waits patiently for the graduates to enter the sports center for the annual event.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Bakersfield Christian HIgh School's sports center was full for Saturday's annual graduation ceremony where 89 students walked across the stage with a total of 94 graduates this year including international students and those unable to attend.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Bakersfield Christian High School graduate Anna Haupt gets a handshake from her father, Bryan Haupt, and other family members and friends during her Saturday morning graduation ceremony in Bakersfield.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Saturday was commencement day at Bakersfield Christian High School, and graduates were sent off with a message to "continue to honor God and soar!"

The Class of 2014 is the 35th class to graduate from the school.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the graduates' big day.

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