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

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

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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BHS scholar/athlete Elbon Flanagan.

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.