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    At Deering High School's 144th Commencement in Portland, Ellis Craig, 18, helps his fellow student Mohamed Ahmed, 17, tie his tie June 7, prior to the graduation ceremony at the Cross Insurance Arena.

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    Ketty Irakoze, 18, snaps a selfie before Deering High School's graduation at the Cross Insurance Arena. There are 230 members of the graduating Class of 2018.

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    Jade Westling, 17, wearing distinctive lipstick, takes her place in the alphabetical order lineup with her graduating class before Deering High School's graduation.

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    Students dance to the class song "Wavin' Flag" with the Burundian flag during Deering High School's graduation.

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    While some students dance to the class song, "Wavin' Flag" with the Burundian flag at Deering High School, others throw beach balls and dance in their seats.

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    Aisha Mohamed Dahir throws confetti during Deering High School's graduation. Principal Gregg Palmer, who is completing his first year as principal of Deering, said the best advice he could offer the graduates was to "live in the moment."

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    A student's decorated graduation cap sums it all up at Deering High School's graduation June 7. "That's all Folks!" was the signature closing for "Looney Tunes" cartoons.

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    From left, Yolanda Costa, Lydie Mbo and Luta Sofia all cheer at Deering High School's graduation. Costa had two children graduating and Mbo had one.

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    Winslow High School graduating seniors listen to English teacher Jared Goldsmith speak during the Winslow High School graduation ceremony.

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    Malinda Richards smiles during the Winslow High School graduation ceremony Wednesday at Colby College in Waterville.

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    Members of the class of 2018 sing "We Are The World" during Portland High School's graduation at Merrill Auditorium on June 6.

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    Laura Zombo and Gloria Bila sing "Tell Your Heart to Beat Again" during Portland High School's graduation at Merrill Auditorium on June 6.

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    Brand new Portland High School graduates Najma Abdalla and Usira Ahmed Ali pose for photographs after the ceremony June 6.

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    Portland High School graduate Klein Ngoga, in cap and gown, poses for photographs after his graduation ceremony June 6.

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    Lewiston High School senior class President Matt Hird gives students high-fives at Farwell Elementary School in Lewiston on June 6. Hird was one of 23 former Farwell students who visited their old school before graduation June 8. Graduates visited each of the six Lewiston elementary schools Wednesday to inspire younger students.

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    Farwell Elementary School fourth-grader Cooper Beaulieu, 9, gets a hug from his friend, Lewiston High School senior Emma Skov, at Farwell in Lewiston on June 6. Skov was one of 23 former Farwell students who visited the school before graduation on June 8.

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    Oak Hill High School seniors display their mortar boards Monday before graduation at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Oak Hill High School seniors bump fists while lining up Monday for graduation at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Oak Hill High School seniors Lindsey Weeks and Nelson Peterson react to marching together into graduation Monday at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Class president and graduate Sophie Normantas of Biddeford gets a congratulatory hug after Sunday's commencement ceremony.

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    A well-wisher places a note in a jar for a graduate before ceremony.

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    Isis Schwellenbach greets people in the crowd while leading the class to the stage.

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    Maine Central Institute alumna Beth Staples was chosen to give the commencement address during the 149th commencement in Pittsfield on Sunday.

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    The Maine Central Institute graduating class was asked to stand and show appreciation to faculty during commencement in Pittsfield on Sunday.

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    Maine Central Institute student Hannah Folan hugs friend Arjan Orr prior to commencement in Pittsfield on Sunday.

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    Old Orchard Beach Special Education teacher Erin Dupee poses for a photo with her classroom aide for the past four years, g Allison Fish just before graduation ceremonies on Sunday. Fish will head off to college in fall, where she’ll study special education.

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    Friends and OOB graduates Michael Davis, Cody Blanchette, Tyler Tozier and Conor Noonan all managed to find the same shirt design to wear under their graduation gowns for Sunday’s ceremonies.

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    Graduating seniors walk to Hill Stadium in preparation of Sunday graduation ceremony at Thornton Academy.

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    Thornton Academy seniors walk across campus to Hill Stadium on Sunday.

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    Thornton Academy’s senior chorus performs at Sunday’s graduation ceremony.

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