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Tyrra Walker shows off her diploma during her graduation from Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere. (June 10, 2013)

Lawrence Woodmere Academy graduation

Lawrence Woodmere Academy presented 37 students, including those from several countries, with high school diplomas on June 10 during the school's commencement.

Salutatorian Taniya Walker, left, and her sister Tyrra
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Salutatorian Taniya Walker, left, and her sister Tyrra Walker surprise their mother with flowers during their graduation from Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere. (June 10, 2013)

Lawrence Woodmere Academy graduates Amber Garrick, left, and
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy graduates Amber Garrick, left, and Ricardine Laventure perform the Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey song "When You Believe" during the commencement in Woodmere. (June 10, 2013)

Former NFL executive Robert Wallace Jr., a 1974
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Former NFL executive Robert Wallace Jr., a 1974 Lawrence Woodmere Academy graduate, gave the Class of 2013 commencement speech at his alma mater. (June 10, 2013)

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Lawrence Woodmere Academy's Class of 2013 collect their
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy's Class of 2013 collect their diplomas. (June 10, 2013)

Lawrence Woodmere Academy's 2013 valedictorian, Jaecheol Min, of
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy's 2013 valedictorian, Jaecheol Min, of South Korea, left, receives praise from his classmates after delivering his commencement address. (June 10, 2013)

Lawrence Woodmere Academy Trustee Brian Fay presents a
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy Trustee Brian Fay presents a diploma to his son Daniel Fay, 17, of Belle Harbor. (June 10, 2013)

Lawrence Woodmere Academy Upper School Director Cynthia Webb
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy Upper School Director Cynthia Webb presents the Class of 2013 graduates with their diplomas. (June 10, 2013)

Tyrra Walker shows off her diploma during her
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Tyrra Walker shows off her diploma during her graduation from Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere. (June 10, 2013)

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Lawrence Woodmere Academy graduates accept their diplomas from
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy graduates accept their diplomas from Upper School Director Cynthia Webb. (June 10, 2013)

Brittney McFarlane strikes a pose while exiting the
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Brittney McFarlane strikes a pose while exiting the stage during Lawrence Woodmere Academy's commencement ceremony. (June 10, 2013)

The 37 members of Lawrence Woodmere Academy's Class
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The 37 members of Lawrence Woodmere Academy's Class of 2013 stand at their commencement ceremony in Woodmere. (June 10, 2013)

Lawrence Woodmere Academy's Class of 2013 graduates file
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy's Class of 2013 graduates file into John H. Hessel Memorial Hall for their commencement ceremony. (June 10, 2013)

U.S. Army reservist and 2001 Lawrence Woodmere Academy
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U.S. Army reservist and 2001 Lawrence Woodmere Academy graduate Brendan Rogak, 30, addresses the Class of 2013 while accepting this year's Young Alumni Award. (June 10, 2013)

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Joshua Torres performs
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Joshua Torres performs "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis during his graduation from Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere. (June 10, 2013)

Lawrence Woodmere Academy's Class of 2013 celebrate as
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Lawrence Woodmere Academy's Class of 2013 celebrate as they accept their diplomas. (June 10, 2013)

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