David Reese, the top administrator at Bakersfield's flagship school, has called it a career Last Thursday, he presided over his 20th and final Bakersfield High School graduation at Griffith Stadium, last, official public act of a man who was never very good at sitting still. Here's a look back at his career at BHS.

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BHS basketball coach Rashaan Shehee pauses as he expresses his feelings for his boss, retiring BHS Principal David Reese, left. The moment was…

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BHS Principal David Reese, right, and senior class president Tate Turner lead the way during commencement procession at Bakersfield High Thurs…

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BHS principal David Reese makes a grand entrance at the 2011 Earl Warren Cup, which straddles the line between serious quiz competition and Ve…

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BHS principal David Reese, left, and head coach Paul Golla hold the the championship trophy following the Drillers' win over Del Oro 56-26 for…

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Bakersfield High School Principal David Reese gives Bakersfield music legend Merle Haggard an honorary high school diploma Saturday in Bakersfield.

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BHS principal David Reese stands on the all weather track at Griffith Field. There is still work to be done but the renovation is getting clos…

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BHS Principal David Reese embraces a teacher Wednesday following his last yearly sendoff meeting with staff.

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At the conclusion of his final, end-of-year send-off meeting with teachers and staff in the student cafeteria Wednesday, outgoing Bakersfield …

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Graduating senior Jesus Rojas tells gathered BHS teachers and staff how the school and six teachers in particular helped shape his life. Rojas…

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Retiring BHS Principal David Reese and graduating senior Jesus Rojas.

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BHS principal David Reese takes a look out of the new press box, still under construction, at Griffith Field.

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BHS principal David Reese gives a tour of the Griffith Field renovation that is getting closer to completion everyday. One thing that has not …

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BHS Principal David Reese walks the last mile as head man at Bakersfield's historic flagship campus. On Wednesday Reese led his final yearly s…

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Outgoing BHS Principal David Reese asked government teacher Jeremy Adams, left, to his read his farewell speech to the staff.

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BHS Principal David Reese, retiring after 20 years, makes a "heart" gesture as his teachers and staff deliver a standing ovation at his final …

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BHS Principal David Reese leads his final yearly sendoff meeting with teachers at the BHS student cafeteria, decorated for his going-away tribute.

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Bakersfield High School principal David Reese gets a photo taken with three BHS graduates during the 2012 graduation ceremony at Bakersfield High.

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Bakersfield High School football player Johnathon Malone, right, gives school principal David Reese a hug at the end of a 2014 ceremony honori…

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BHS football coach Paul Golla, left, and school principal David Reese, right, unveil a photo of the championship rings during a 2014 ceremony …

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Kern High School District superintendent Bryon Schaefer, center, with BHS principal David Reese, left, and KHSD trustee Martha Miller on the B…

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Bakersfield High School principal David Reese, right, and seated behind him, KHSD Superintendent Don Carter, along with others including many …

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Paul Golla, center, goes to accept the CIF Division I State Championship trophy following Bakersfield High's 56-26 victory over Loomis-Del Oro…

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Bakersfield High School Principal David Reese gives Bakersfield music legend Merle Haggard a Drillers T-shirt after he receives his honorary d…

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Bakersfield High School Principal David Reese holds the high school diploma to be given to Merle Haggard Saturday in Bakersfield in 2015

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After the unveiling of the new sign for the Ernie Aguirre Field, Bakersfield High School principal David Reese hugged one of Ernie's daughters…

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Ernie Aguirre's dauther Amy Courson, foreground, and her sister Allison Aguirre, along with BHS principal David Reese, look at the new sign at…

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BHS Principal David Reese issues one last command during his final graduation ceremony at Bakersfield High Thursday evening.

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BHS Principal David Reese speaks during commencement at Bakersfield High Thursday evening.

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David Reese gives his final commencement address as principal of Bakersfield High Thursday evening.

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Bakersfield High School Principal David Reese, left, and 1955 graduate Harry Chicklenis, right, take out an old Bakersfield Californian from t…

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One of many items found Tuesday in the 1955 time capsule was a copy of "The Driller Way," appreciated by Bakersfield High School Principal Dav…

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While under the spotlight, BHS principal David Reese gives the welcoming remarks to all watching and participating in the Earl Warren Cup comp…

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Bakersfield High School honored one of its most beloved alumni, the late NFL and broadcasting star Frank Gifford, during halftime at its footb…

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BHS Principal David Reese enjoys Thursday night's graduation ceremony.

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BHS Principal David Reese is backlit by the setting sun at Thursday's graduation at Griffith Field.

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In front of a packed stadium, BHS principal David Reese,(center), stands with VIPs at the Griffith Field ribbon cutting.

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Bakersfield High School principal David Reese walks down the stadium stairs of Griffith Field.

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David Reese, BHS principal walks down the stadium stairs at Griffith Field.

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Casey Christie / The Californian David Reese, BHS principal walks down the stadium stairs at Griffith Field.

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Bakersfield High School principal David Reese, center, poses with Lonnie Shelton, left, and former Foothill basketball coach Buzz Caffee. Rees…

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David Reese's Foothill boys basketball team upset No. 1-ranked Cupertino High School led by legendary high school player and former Los Angele…

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