Staff Photo: Lee Depkin An elated Salem High School graduate shows off her diploma as she returns to her seat after receiving it in front of the crowd of family and well-wishers Friday morning at Seminole Stadium.

Staff Photo: Lee Depkin An elated Salem High School graduate shows off her diploma as she returns to her seat after receiving it in front of the crowd of family and well-wishers Friday morning at Seminole Stadium.

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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith Alcovy High graduate Tiffani Freeman makes some last minute adjustments to her cap before she lines up with the rest of the AHS Class of 2013 to accept her diploma. It's a day they all will remember for a long time to come.

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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith There's still time to be silly as two Newton High seniors prove just before receiving their diplomas and moving on to graduation ceremonies and the more serious things in life. Jeremiah Liscum (left) and Tony Hazard express their love for the Class of 2013 by making an impromptu heart with their fingers.

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Staff Photo: Lee Depkin A teacher's work is never done. Here, Eastside High School teacher Judy Smith helps graduate Chelsea Crawford adjust her sash as she prepares to accept her diploma at Springfield Baptist Church Saturday morning.

About 2,000 students were graduated from Alcovy, Eastside, Heritage, Newton, Rockdale County and Salem high schools this week and are on their way to college, careers and new lives. The Citizen staff captured highlights and images from the ceremonies. For a look at individual school graduations, look for individual stories. More photos can be seen on our Spotted pages, spotted.newtoncitizen.com and spotted.rockdalecitizen.com.