Portland Arts and Technology High School held its 2014 commencement ceremonies Friday morning at the Allen Avenue campus. The school’s 500-plus students come from communities across southern Maine to focus on career and technical education. PATHS is the first of Portland’s public high schools to hold its graduation ceremony. Portland and Deering high schools, as well as Casco Bay High School and Portland Adult Education, all have commencements scheduled for early June.

Photos by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

Eden Dyer, a commercial art student from Casco Bay High School, looks up in the crowd for her grandmother after receiving her diploma and a carnation during the Portland Arts and Technology High School commencement.

Kristopher Barbour, an automotive tech II student from Gray-New Gloucester High School, smiles at his classmates after receiving his diploma Friday.