PHOTOS | 21st Annual Graduation Celebration: “It’s A Family Affair”

In keeping with the event’s theme, “It’s A Family Affair,” on Thursday, May 26, hundreds of students, proud parents, caregivers, mentors, teachers and community members gathered at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis for the Spokesman-Recorder’s 21st Annual Graduation Celebration.

The annual event celebrates graduating high school students with entertainment, a formal dinner, motivational speeches and the Cecil E. Newman scholarship presentation for winners of this year’s essay contest. Shed G served as host, and motivational speaker Michelle Perdue was this year’s keynote speaker. See a full recap of the event by James L. Stroud, Jr. here.

See photos below by photographer Travis Lee.

Students and attendees pose for photos prior to the event

Attendees enjoying the Graduation Celebration ceremony