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Lakewood graduates 165 Cougars
MARYSVILLE — Lakewood High School graduated about 165 Cougars June 6.
Lakewood's gymnasium bleachers and additional row of chairs were filled with the graduates' families.
The graduating class, donned in burgundy robes and gold sashes, were greeted with pomp and music provided by the school's band and the presentation of colors by Marysville-Pilchuck High School's Navy JROTC .
The ceremony commenced with a speech from Lakewood principal Dale Leach followed by a valedictorian address by graduating senior Sara Newman.
After the remaining faculty spoke, and the presentation of the diplomas, the ceremony ended with an equally emotional recessional as the graduating members were tearfully embraced by their families.
One of those graduating seniors was McCalla Evans, who was glad to be done with her high school learning.
"I'm excited about starting a new life," said Evans who will be studying early childhood education at EvCC.