Memorial High's Class of 2011 erupts in joy at the conclusion of its graduation ceremony.
Memorial High principal Dr. Angela Stallings presents a special diploma to a kindergarten student from Turner Elementary. Kindergarteners from Memorial's feeder schools were invited to attend and take part in the ceremony as special escorts. Each one crossed the stage and received a special diploma.
A kindergarten student joins in the procession with Memorial High seniors Taylor Brooks and Gabriella Braileano and faculty member Victoria Ellis.
A kindergartener tugs at her graduation gown as she makes her way into Hofheinz Pavilion.
Soaking up the sights and sounds of a near capacity crowd at Hofheinz Pavilion, a kindergartener follows Memorial High seniors as they walk to their seats.
Memorial High choir members sing the national anthem.
Dr. Angela Stallings, Memorial High's principal, delivering a welcome address.
A kindergarten student scans the arena while Memorial High seniors applaud the speakers.
Heather Woitena, Memorial High's valedictorian, gives the commencement address.
A kindergarten student focuses on the projection screen to see what's going on up front.
Dr. Stallings addresses the graduating Class of 2011.
A kindergarten student from Teague Elementary stands on a chair in order to see the stage at Memorial High's commencement ceremony.
Pasadena ISD Associate Superintendent for Curriculum Billye Smith greets a kindergarten student exiting the stage. Smith, Memorial High's former principal, greeted all of the graduates after receiving their diplomas.
Taylor Williams and Yasmin Valle savor the moment.
Cole Richardson gets a hug from faculty member Paulette Fawcett.
Board of Trustees members Jack Bailey (left) and Marshall Kendrick (second from right) join Pasadena ISD Superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis in congradulating a Memorial High graduate.
Dr. Angela Stallings, Memorial High's principal, share a moment of jubilation with graduate Courtney Waddell, the last of approximately 3,000 names to be called at Hofheinz Pavilion on Friday.