This photo essay of the 2016 Neptune High School graduation continues to attract viewers, so we are reblogging it now for your enjoyment, especially if you missed it.
NHS graduation in the Great Auditorium is a much anticipated tradition in Neptune Township. At one point in the recent past (2011) its continuation was threatened, but it survived, and these images document its importance.
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Monday night. June 20, 2016. the first day of summer.
Text and all photos below by Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger
I got to the Great Auditorium as the names of the Class of 2016, Neptune High School, were being read. There was a joyful noise as cheers erupted, one after the other, like a happy chain reaction. Then they all stood for the Star Spangled Banner, and then over 300 Scarlet Fliers were clutching their diplomas as they flowed out into the twilight. I stood there, enveloped by the moving throng. There were hugs, kisses, laughter and yes joy all around me. It was hard to focus the camera.
The crowd was in motion as the grads greeted their families, friends and colleagues. No doubt there will be parties, as there should be…
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