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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

At left, Artesia High School graduating senior Hailey Ashe delivers her speech, “Leave Your Legacy,” to her classmates while, below, Chance Mitchell urges the Class of 2017 to show “Graduation Gratitude” during commencement exercises Thursday at Bulldog Bowl. AHS graduated a total of 230 seniors during the ceremony who earned a combined total this year of $3,561,515.60 in scholarship funds.

(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)