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Stockdale graduate Summer Grogan takes a selfie prior to the start of graduation ceremonies at Bakersfield College Wednesday.

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Stockdale graduates Preet Kingra, left, Jazmine Jose, center, and Kellynhi Nguyen enter Bakersfield College prior to the start of Stockdale High's graduation ceremonies Wednesday.

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Stockdale High graduate Sidney Burch gets ready for the start of graduation Wednesday at Bakersfield College.

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Stockdale graduates Mary Smith, left, and Jesse Murch share a hug prior to their graduation Wednesday at Bakersfield College.

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Stockdale students enter the Bakersfield College stadium prior to their graduation ceremonies Wednesday.

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Stockdale graduates Paige Brown, left, and Jennifer Bergman march together into Bakersfield College stadium Wednesday night.

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Stockdale graduates enjoy taking selfies for each other prior to their graduation ceremonies at Bakersfield College Wednesday.

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Stockdale principal Ramon Hendrix works as a photographer for students prior to the start of Stockdale's graduation Wednesday at Bakersfield College.

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Stockdale graduates, from left to right, Toria Siemens, Layne Dillingham, Alexa Taylor and Brooke Dillingham smile for the camera prior to their graduation Wednesday at Bakersfield College.

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A graduate has her photo taken with Stockdale Principal Ramon Hendrix.

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Stockdale graduate Tyler Owens leads his line prior to entering Bakersfield College stadium Wednesday night.

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Stockdale graduates Carina Olejnik, left, and Ariella Goldstein are all smiles before the start of their graduation ceremonies Wednesday at Bakersfield College.

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Stockdale graduate Conner Jones ponders his upcoming graduation Wednesday night at Bakersfield College.

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Stockdale graduates Tamera Grays, left, and Chelsea Edwards smile for a selfie before the start of their graduation ceremony Wednesday night at Bakersfield College.

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Stockdale graduate Sabrina Miller, left, gets help up from a fellow graduate before entering Bakersfield College Stadium Wednesday night.

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Stockdale graduate Xavier Chisolm waits to enter Bakersfield College Stadium for his graduation Wednesday night.

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Stockdale graduates Andrew Brentham, left, and Kaylee Booth, who are dating, get ready for their graduation ceremony at Bakersfield College Wednesay night.

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Stockdale graduates listen to directions prior to the start of their graduation ceremonies Wednesday night at Bakersfield College.

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Stockdale principal Ramon Hendrix watches as his students enter Bakersfield College stadium Wednesday at Bakersfield College.

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Stockdale graduate Bailee Carter shows the peace sign before graduation ceremonies at Bakersfield College Wednesday night.

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Stockdale graduates enter Bakersfield College stadium for graduation ceremonies Wednesday night.

As you look through these photos, the smiles on the faces of Stockdale High's 2014 graduates come through strong.

Photographer Nick Ellis captured these images from commencement held at Bakersfield College.