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Blake Thomas Krell, of Ft. Myers, Fla., watches (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Blake Thomas Krell, of Ft. Myers, Fla., watches the sea of caps in the air during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Graduation 2013

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy held its 77th Commencement Ceremony on its campus in Kings Point on June 17, 2013.

Graduating students walk past friends and family while
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Graduating students walk past friends and family while heading to their seats during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field located on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

Lauren Shannon Callahan, of Mineola, receives her degree
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Lauren Shannon Callahan, of Mineola, receives her degree during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field located on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

Blake Thomas Krell, left, of Ft. Myers, Fla.,
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Blake Thomas Krell, left, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Erika Alicia Lawson, right, of Easton, Md., toss their caps into the air during the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

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Blake Thomas Krell, of Ft. Myers, Fla., watches
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Blake Thomas Krell, of Ft. Myers, Fla., watches the sea of caps in the air during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

Students cheer after the valedictory address during the
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Students cheer after the valedictory address during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

Erika Alicia Lawson, of Easton, Md., during the
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Erika Alicia Lawson, of Easton, Md., during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field located on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

Brittany Patricia Bergmann, of West Islip, during the
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Brittany Patricia Bergmann, of West Islip, during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

Joshua C. Beck, of Martinsville, N.J., during the
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Joshua C. Beck, of Martinsville, N.J., during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

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Muhammad Amin Bin Ahmad Kamal, of Malaysia, during
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Muhammad Amin Bin Ahmad Kamal, of Malaysia, during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field located on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

James Joseph Levantino, of Southhold, during the United
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James Joseph Levantino, of Southhold, during the United States Merchant Marine Academy's 77th Commencement Ceremony held at Brooks Field located on the campus in Kings Point. (June 17, 2013)

The graduating class of 2013 at the U.S.
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The graduating class of 2013 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point celebrate graduation day by jumping into Eldridge Pool at the academy. (June 17, 2013)

The graduating class of 2013 at the U.S.
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The graduating class of 2013 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point celebrate graduation day by jumping into Eldridge Pool at the academy. (June 17, 2013)

The graduating class of 2013 at the U.S.
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The graduating class of 2013 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point celebrate graduation day by jumping into Eldridge Pool at the academy. (June 17, 2013)

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The graduating class of 2013 at the U.S.Merchant
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The graduating class of 2013 at the U.S.Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point celebrate graduation day by jumping into Eldridge Pool at the academy. (June 17, 2013)

Graduates of the class of 2013 at the
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Graduates of the class of 2013 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point take playfully push each other into Eldridge Pool as they celebrate graduation day. (June 17, 2013)

Graduates of the class of 2013 at the
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Graduates of the class of 2013 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point take turns jumping from the diving board at Eldridge Pool as they celebrate graduation day. (June 13, 2013)

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