2014 commencement | Brookhaven High School

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    Whitehall resident Chayla Wigton tries to hold back tears Saturday, May 31, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as the final Brookhaven High School class graduates. Wigton was set to graduate in 2000 but failed the math section of the Ohio Graduation Test. She passed the test last fall and was allowed to graduate at age 32. Brookhaven, part of Columbus City Schools, was closed by the district this year.
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    Friends and family get out their cameras, phones and video recorders as the Brookhaven class of 2014 makes its way into the Grand Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center May 31.
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    Eisha Hicks (left) and Martesha Jenkins (right) help Jatia Green with her hair as they get ready for Brookhaven's graduation ceremony May 31 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Columbus City Schools Board of Education decided earlier this year to close the school because of declining enrollment.
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    Brookhaven seniors wait to receive their diplomas during the school's final graduation at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
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    Brooklyn Hicks shows her sister, Eisha, a photo before Brookhaven's final graduation ceremony began May 31 at the Columbus Convention Center. The Columbus City Schools Board of Education decided earlier this year to close the school because of declining enrollment.
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    Members of the Brookhaven High School class of 2014 prepare to switch their tassels from one side of their mortarbards to the other, signaling that they are now graduates. The final commencement ceremony for the school was held May 31 at the Columbus Convention Center.
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    Essence Jones gets help with her cap from Spanish teacher Ashley Beasley prior to the start of Brookhaven High School's graduation ceremony May 31.
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    The class of 2014 will be the last to graduate from Brookhaven High School.
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    Valedictorian Mikira Roberts checks her phone before going to the Grand Ballroom for Brookhaven High School's graduation. Roberts shared valedictorian honors with Deepa Adhikari. Graduation was held on Saturday, May 31, at the Columbus Convention Center.
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    John Finch Jr. has a little fun with his tassel as Columbus Board of Education member Michael Cole speaks during Brookhaven High School's final graduation May 31.
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    Valedictorian Deepa Adhikari speaks at Brookhaven High School’s graduation, urging her classmates to "keep moving forward." Adhikari shared valedictorian honors with Mikira Roberts.
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    These medals were given to the Brookhaven class of 2014, the final graduating class at the Columbus high school.
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    Raissa Essoh is hugged and spun around by her mother, Agnes Takem, following the final graduation ceremony for Brookhaven High School May 31 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The school closed at the end of the school year.
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