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East Ridge High School bids farewell to class of 2014

Seniors hug before commencement exercises begin at East Ridge High School’s gymnasium. (Staff photos by Riham Feshir)1 / 15
An East Ridge High School graduate shakes hands with a friend after receiving his diploma Saturday, May 31. (Staff photos by Riham Feshir)2 / 15
Student speaker Ryan Richardson began his speech with a selfie in an effort to have a “YOLO moment every now and again.”3 / 15
ERHS seniors sit in the audience waiting patiently to receive their diplomas. 4 / 15
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ERHS principal Aaron Harper bids farewell to the class of 2014 in his speech Saturday. 6 / 15
Family and friends in the audience cheer the graduates on after receiving their diplomas.7 / 15
Best buddies Andrew Cotton and Evan Brinkman pose for a photo before the ceremony begins at East Ridge High School. 8 / 15
ERHS Choir sings "I'll be there" at the ceremony Saturday.9 / 15
A student is all smiles after receiving her diploma.10 / 15
Staff speaker Ms. Erin Murphy gives a congratulatory hug following the ceremony.11 / 15
Seniors toss their caps at the end of the ceremony on Saturday. 12 / 15
During the senior picnic, a rock wall set up for seniors to try. 13 / 15
East Ridge High School held its senior picnic on May 29 at the school. 14 / 15
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East Ridge High School held its commencement exercises Saturday at the school's gymnasium.

Ceremonies were filled with pride, excitement and "YOLO" moments.

Student speaker Ryan Richardson kicked off his speech with a selfie in an effort to have a "YOLO moment every now and again," he said.

East Ridge had a graduating class of 491 students.

Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.