Valedictorian Clara Page and salutatorian Jack Loewer watch as their classmates walk in the processional. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
Her decorated cap reveals an acceptance to UC San Diego. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
Graduate Zack Makis did a flip in celebration. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
A graduate forms a heart to family and friends. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
This cultural headdress and one necklace are made with U.S. currency. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
The tossing of caps officially ends the ceremony. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
Venerable Pete Ross Stadium couldn't accommodate the masses who spilled onto the field to witness the 94th commencement at Point Loma High School. The Class of 2019, numbering just over 450, viewed itself as supportive of each other. Soon they will scatter far and wide with 90 percent of them, holding over $2 million in scholarships, continuing their education.
Salutatorian Jack Loewer drew laughter during his speech when he turned to his classmates and said, "We were worried about some of you." But they all made it. Any shadows from the hazy sun overhead were vanquished by the smiles of the graduates, their families and friends.