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    Delaney Keithley takes a selfie with some of classmates before Cony High graduation Sunday at Augusta Civic Center.

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    Tammy Roberts, left, hugs her niece Iris Alexander before Cony High graduation Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Seniors wearing their caps and gowns rehearse with Cony Madrigals before their graduation ceremony Sunday at Augusta Civic Center. They sang the Ed Sheehan song "Castle on a Hill."

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    Monmouth Academy seniors and principal Rick Amero hold hands for a group cheer moments before graduation on Sunday in Monmouth.

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    Monmouth Academy seniors collect roses before marching into graduation on Sunday in Monmouth.

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    Monmouth Academy senior Anderson Houston, right, adjusts the sash of classmate Sidney Wilson during graduation on Sunday in Monmouth.

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    Abigail Howell laughs during commencement ceremonies at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington on Sunday.

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    Graduates walk to the gymnasium as commencement ceremonies begin at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington on Sunday.

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    Makao Thompson, right, gets a hug from a family member before commencement ceremonies at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington on Sunday.

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    Skowhegan Area High School seniors await commencement ceremonies Sunday in Skowhegan.

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    Senior Class Marshal and Student Council Vice President Emily Y. Lam entering the Skowhegan Area High Gym during graduation on Sunday.

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    Olivia Smith helping Spenser Steeves with a few adjustments prior to commencement of Graduation at Skowhegan Area High School in Skowhegan on Sunday.

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    Mount View graduates file into the school gymnasium past students who personalized their graduation caps during commencement in Thorndike on Sunday.

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    Mount View graduate Kelly Dean poses with her great-uncle Robert Rector as Kelly's mother Katherine Dean photographs them prior to commencement in Thorndike on Sunday.

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    Mount View graduate Tom Angelo, of Troy, is hugged by teacher Terri Church following commencement in Thorndike on Sunday. Staff photo by David Leaming

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    Taylor Anderson shows the orange scarf to his grandmother, Glendale Work, before graduation on Sunday.

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    Graduating Maranacook seniors line up before marching into the Mr. Burbank Memorial Gym.

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    The last two graduating Maranacook seniors in line, Bailey Stockford, left, and Logan Stanley bump fists before marching into the gym on Sunday at Maranacook Community School in Readfield.

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    Winthrop High School senior before commencement exercises on Sunday.

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    Alyxis Torrez and Bennett Brooks march in the processional during commencement exercises at Winthrop High School on Sunday.

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    Winthrop High School Principal Keith Morin gives some last-minute instructions.

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    Students pass through an arch of flowers while marching into the gym on Sunday at Maranacook Community School in Readfield.

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    Valedictorian Josee Geaghan gives her address Saturday at the Richmond High School graduation ceremony.

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    Art teacher Jen Paisley, far right, takes a selfie with her homeroom students before graduation Saturday at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale. Retired teacher Jane Higgins, second from right, had been their homeroom teacher before Paisley.

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    Principal Mark Tinkham gives last-minute directions to seniors lined up in the middle school gymnasium before their graduation Saturday at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale.

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    Ean Smith, left, takes a photo of Malcolm Avore and Renee Lesk before graduation Saturday at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale.

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    Jessica Hillman takes a photograph of Gardiner Area High School senior Teisha Muniz-Faucher adjusting her cap before the start of graduation Saturday evening at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    The Gardiner Area High School class of 2017 assembles in a hallway Saturday evening before marching at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Hunter Chasse picks up childhood friend Nick Pooler on Saturday evening before the start of the Gardiner Area High School graduation at the Augusta Civic Center. Chasse has been picking up Pooler for years, according to Pooler's mother, Sandra.

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    Graduating seniors Jennifer Snedecker, left, and Basyirah Roslan sing the national anthem with a madrigal choir Saturday to open the annual graduation ceremony at Richmond High School.

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    Guidance counselor Jen Waterman walks down the hall giving high fives to seniors Saturday before their graduation ceremony at Richmond High School.

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    Messalonskee High School graduate Autumn Pilsbury adjusts her flowered mortarboard Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Oakland police Officer Tracey Frost, who is the school resource officer at Messalonskee High School, shakes hands with graduates Thursday as they go into the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Messalonskee High School graduate Fern Calkins' mortarboard is a tribute to her late classmate Cassidy Charette on Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center. Some graduates also wore pins with "Shine On" and a picture of Charette, who died in a hayride accident in 2014.

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    Hafsa Adbi poses for a photo with her diploma outside Merrill Auditorium after graduating with her class from Casco Bay High School.

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    Casco Bay High School seniors line up to walk into Merrill Auditorium for their graduation ceremony Thursday.

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    Casco Bay High School seniors cheer as their classmates walk across the stage at Merrill Auditorium to get their diplomas.

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    Casco Bay High School graduates celebrate the moment.

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    The class speaker, Machar Nguany, greets his friends and family outside Merrill Auditorium after the Casco Bay High School graduation.

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    From left, Esmé Howland, Lillian Thorne and Thompson Lynch smoke celebratory cigars after graduating from Casco Bay High School on Thursday at Portland's Merrill Auditorium.

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    Portland High School senior Jessie Wright smells her rose while waiting to enter Merrill Auditorium for her commencement ceremony on Thursday.

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    Portland High School seniors Bryant Peterson, left, and Mason Martell climb the stairs to the stage at Merrill Auditorium during their commencement ceremony Thursday.

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    Clay Hardy-Lindsey returns to his seat after collecting his diploma during Portland High School's commencement ceremony Thursday at Merrill Auditorium.

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    Portland High School Assistant Principal Kimberly Wike hugs her son Dylan Wike after handing him his diploma Thursday at Merrill Auditorium.

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    Aminata Alongisa Nzemo and her family perform a traditional celebratory dance from the Democratic Republic of Congo outside Merrill Auditorium after Portland High School's graduation ceremony Thursday.

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    Winslow High School's class of 2017 listens to teacher Kelly Daigneault on Wednesday during the Winslow High School graduation ceremony at Colby College in Waterville.

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    Waterville Senior High School's Hanna Bryant becomes emotional as she looks to the audience as her class's graduation ceremony begins Thursday at Colby College in Waterville.

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    Waterville Senior High School's class of 2017 marches into Wadsworth gymnasium Thursday at Colby College in Waterville.

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    Waterville Senior High School's class of 2017 gathers in Wadsworth Gymnasium for its commencement ceremony Thursday at Colby College in Waterville.

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    Gabrielle Sands and Owen Reed congratulate each other before getting their diplomas at Nokomis Regional High School on Friday night.

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    Nokomis Regional High School seniors pose for a photograph before their commencement in Newport on Friday night. In the back row, from left, are Cody Walker, Wyatt Martin and Samuel Whitmore. In the front row, from left, are Storm Phillips, Jakob Erskine and Angelo Fascione.

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    Families and friends take photographs of graduating seniors as rain starts to fall before the start of Nokomis Regional High School's graduation in Newport on Friday night.

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    Winslow High School's Patrick Hopkins delivers his speech, titled "Lessons," to his fellow classmates Wednesday during the school's graduation ceremony at Colby College in Waterville.

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    Cassidy Rickard, second from right, laughs as she sits with her twin brother, Kenny, Wednesday during the Winslow High School graduation ceremony at Colby College in Waterville.

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    Winslow High School's class of 2017 listens to teacher Kelly Daigneault on Wednesday during the Winslow High School graduation ceremony at Colby College in Waterville.

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    Class adviser Chad Drouin, center, hands out roses to students before the start of commencement for Oak Hill High School in Wales on Monday. Students then gave the roses to loved ones as thanks for supporting them through their high school career.

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    Oak Hill High School class speaker Haley Lair addresses her fellow graduates Monday at Oak Hill's commencement at the Augusta Civic Center.

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    Oak Hill High School students process into the Augusta Civic Center for their graduation ceremony on Monday. About 100 students graduated from the Wales school.

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    Devin Hillock, right, of Litchfield, and fellow graduate Kayla Spaulding, left, of Bowdoin, join their class in walking into commencement for Oak Hill High School at the Augusta Civic Center on Monday. Hillock plans to be the first of his siblings to attend college.

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    Thornton Academy's Julian Baez proudly shows off his diploma Sunday in Saco.

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    An elated Meahgan Brown walks back to her seat after collecting her diploma from Thornton Academy. John Ewing/Staff Photographer

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    It was a joyous day for Thornton graduating senior Indigo Courtney but her 8-month-old cousin Taylor Primes wanted nothing to do with it.

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    Thornton Academy senior class president Daniel Huot congratulates his classmates at the end of graduation ceremonies.

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    Thornton Academy graduates share in the "Hug Line," a longtime tradition after graduation ceremonies at the school.

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    Autumn Weed and Trevor Reali pose for a selfie with Thornton Academy graduate Nina Mardas after the ceremony.

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    Falmouth High School graduates Julianna Baranowski, left, and Alexis Albergo share a selfie before the ceremony at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Sunday.

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    Falmouth senior class president Hanna Paris addresses family, friends and classmates.

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    Falmouth senior Paige Chamberlain presents the valedictory address.

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    Maine Central Institute student Emily Richmond wipes away tears beside fellow student Carter Pearl as Headmaster Christopher Hopkins announces awards to the students during commencement in Pittsfield on Sunday.

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    Maine Central Institute student Brandon Stevens, background, mimics student and Class Marshall Carter Richmond who was talking to another student prior to commencement in Pittsfield on Sunday. "I'm just having a little fun with him," Stevens said.

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    Maine Central Institute students applaud for another student receiving a school award during commencement in Pittsfield on Sunday.

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    Maine Central Institute Valedictorian Brayden Rollins speaks to graduates and parents during commencement in Pittsfield on Sunday.

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    Maine Central Institute students nervously await commencement outside the gymnasium prior to commencement in Pittsfield on Sunday. From left are Summer Moody, Taylor Young and Molly Therrien.

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    Tory Brown, center, of St. Albans, N.Y., takes a selfie with fellow graduates just before the graduation ceremony Saturday at Kents Hill School in Readfield.

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    Cindy McInerney, left, and Head of School Patrick McInerney hand out a rose to each senior before the Kents Hill School graduation on Saturday in Readfield. Graduates then gave the flower to a special person in their lives at the start of the ceremony.

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    Bagpiper Stephen Gorry leads graduates Saturday from in front of Bearce Hall and into Kents Hill School's outdoor graduation ceremony Saturday in Readfield.

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    Kents Hill School holds its graduation ceremony Saturday in Readfield.

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    Elijah Holland, of Fayette, gives a speech Saturday at the Kents Hill School graduation ceremony in Readfield.

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    Students get hugged Saturday after handing out roses to special people in their lives at the start of the Kents Hill School graduation ceremony in Readfield.

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    Brianna Meng, left center, peers toward the front of the line of graduates Friday in Madison Area Memorial High School before their commencement ceremony in Madison.

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    Madison Area Memorial High School graduates file into the school gymnasium for their commencement ceremony Friday in Madison.

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    Madison Area Memorial High School graduates file into the school gymnasium for their commencement ceremony Friday in Madison.

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    Madison Area Memorial High School graduates are illuminated by a camera flash Friday as the class of 2017 marches into the school gymnasium for their commencement ceremony in Madison.

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    Ravin Davis, class president and valedictorian, welcomes friends and relatives of the class of 2017 to Madison Area Memorial High School for the school's commencement ceremony Friday.

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    Commencement speaker Bob Crowley points to his wife in the front row as he gives remarks Friday to the class of 2017 during a commencement ceremony at Madison Area Memorial High School in Madison.

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    Madison Area Memorial High School graduates sit on the stage during the commencement ceremony Friday at the school in Madison.

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    Jessica Ward, principal of Madison Area Memorial High School, introduces commencement speaker and "Survivor" winner Bob Crowley to the lectern Friday in Madison.

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    Ravin Davis, class president and valedictorian, welcomes friends and relatives of the class of 2017 to Madison Area Memorial High School for the school's commencement ceremony Friday.

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    Members of the Madison Area Memorial High School graduating class emerge from the school cafeteria Friday before marching into the gymnasium for the commencement ceremony at the school.

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