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A 'knight' to remember

Marie Confesor (left) and Sherly Pantouw (right) get their picture snapped by Marie’s father Philip Talucad. - Photo by Kent Soule
Marie Confesor (left) and Sherly Pantouw (right) get their picture snapped by Marie’s father Philip Talucad.
— image credit: Photo by Kent Soule

No one seemed to mind the gymnasium’s sweltering heat as hundreds of people squeezed in the Bremerton High School bleachers to usher in the Class of 2005.

“I’m nervous. It’s finally here. I went through a lot to get here,” said Rebekah Tate as she and her classmates readied themselves for graduation June 17.

High school was over, but would it be missed?

“I’m going to miss the drama – the he said, she said stuff,” Tate said.

Jessica Lindberg said she’ll miss her friends as she heads to Central Washington University to study a yet-to-be-determined major.

“I’m in shock. I can’t believe it’s already over,” Lindberg said.

Wild applause erupted as the robe clad graduates-to-be filed in and took their seats.

The ceremony, moved inside at the threat of rain (which never materialized), was a mix of heartfelt advice and musical entertainment.

New BHS principal and alumnus Aaron Leavell was nostalgic when he took the stage. He was a student speaker at his own graduation.

“You are about to embark on a lifelong journey, one that starts as soon as you walk across the stage,” he said.

“No matter what it is you do or who you become, you’ll always be a Bremerton Knight,” Leavell said.

The class’ valedictorian, C’havala Jaramillo and salutatorian Brynn Cleveland also addressed the crowd.

Senior Scott Langdon performed his rendition of the Beatles’ “Let It Be.”

“(The Beatles) taught us how to love each other even in a time of war,” he said. His piano and vocals received a standing

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