2010 High School and College Graduations


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Graduation: Barron Collier High School

2010 Barron Collier High School commencement

Barron Collier High School Principal Tim Kutz and School Board Chairwoman Kathleen Curatolo congratulated Barron Collier High School graduates as they presented their diplomas at Germain Arena in Estero on Friday evening, June 4, 2010. This year's senior class was composed of 375 students. See graduation photos »

Graduation: Community School of Naples

2010 Community School of Naples commencement

For the 56 graduates of Community School of Naples, Friday, May 28 marked the end of their schooling with the institution. But it's not the end of their relationship with the school and "saying goodbye" may be their toughest task. Read story »

Graduation: Donahue Academy

2010 Donahue Academy commencement

The Donahue Academy's Headmaster Dan Guernsey congratulated Donahue Academy graduates as he presented diplomas at the Ave Maria Oratory on Friday, June 4. This year's senior class was composed of seven students. See graduation photos »

Graduation: Eden Autism Services

2010 Donahue Academy commencement

Though Hannah Rose Kandel's fellow students graduated last week, Kandel had a graduation of her own, as members of her family, former teachers and staff and students at Eden Autism Services gathered for her commencement exercises Tuesday, June 8. Read story »

Graduation: Estero High School

2010 Estero High School commencement

Lee County School Board member Jane Kuckel and Estero High School principal George Clover congratulated Estero High School graduates as they presented diplomas at Germain Arena in Estero on Saturday, June 12. This year's senior class was composed of 375 students. See graduation photos »

Graduates of distinction: Daniel Rosman

Graduation: Everglades City School

2010 Everglades City School commencement

Likely one of the smallest graduations in the state, the ceremony for eight seniors Friday, June 4 at Everglades City School generated enough spirit to split the seams of the cafeteria venue. Read story »

Graduation: First Baptist Academy

2010 First Baptist Academy commencement

Eleven might seem like a small number. But for First Baptist Academy, the number takes on a bigger meaning as its second ever graduating class flipped their golden tassels Friday, May 21 in their chapel. Read story »

Graduation: Golden Gate High School

2010 Golden Gate High School commencement

Golden Gate High School Principal Jose Hernandez, Assistant Principal Dan Cox and Assistant Principal Rachel Dawes congratulated Golden Gate High School graduates as they presented diplomas at the school in Naples on Friday evening, June 4. This year's senior class was composed of 311 students. See graduation photos »

Graduates of distinction: Cindy Rivas

Graduation: Gulf Coast High School

2010 Gulf Coast High School commencement

All 462 of Gulf Coast High School's graduating seniors went to Florida Gulf Coast University - to get their diplomas, that is. The ceremony, held Friday, June 4 at Alico Arena on FGCU's campus to accommodate everyone comfortably, also served as a memorial for Frank Tudryn. Read story »

Graduation: Immokalee High School

2010 Immokalee High School commencement

Collier County School District Chief Operations Officer Michele LaBute and Immokalee High School Principal Linda Salazar congratulated Immokalee High School graduates as they presented diplomas at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on Friday, June 4. This year's senior class was composed of 347 students. See graduation photos »

Graduation: Lely High School

2010 Lely High School commencement

Lely High School Principal Ken Fairbanks and School Board Vice Chairwoman Julie Sprague congratulated Lely High School graduates as they presented diplomas at Alico Arena in Estero on Friday evening, June 4. This year's senior class was composed of 333 students. See graduation photos »

Graduation: Lorenzo Walker High School

2010 Lorenzo Walker High School commencement

Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology graduate Giselle Rivera, 23, couldn't help but think back to the last time she was in a cap and gown. But it wasn't just the cap and gown that brought back the memories. High school students stood with her as graduates. About 200 Lorenzo Walker Technical High School students and Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology students walked in a joint graduation at Germain Arena on Friday, June 4. Read story »

Graduation: Naples High School

2010 Naples High School commencement

Collier County School District Superintendent Dennis Thompson and Naples High School Principal Nancy Graham congratulated Naples High School graduates as they presented diplomas at the school in Naples Friday, June 4. This year's senior class was composed of 379 students. See graduation photos »

Graduation: Palmetto Ridge High School

2010 Palmetto Ridge High School commencement

Palmetto Ridge High School Principal Mary Murray and School Board member Roy Terry congratulated the Palmetto Ridge High School Class of 2010 as they received their diplomas at the school Friday, June 4. This year's senior class was composed of 400 students. See graduation photos »

Graduates of distinction: Ory Bell

Graduation: Seacrest Country Day School

2010 Seacrest Country Day School commencement

Seacrest Head of School Lynne Powell and Head of Upper School Erin Duffy congratulated Seacrest Country Day School students as they presented diplomas at the school in Naples on Friday, June 4. This year's senior class was composed of 39 students. See graduation photos »

Graduates of distinction: Brunes Charles

Graduation: South Fort Myers High School

2010 South Fort Myers High School commencement

South Fort Myers High School principal Tommy O'Connell and Lee County School Board member Jeanne S. Dozier awarded the Class of 2010 diplomas in a ceremony at Germain Arena in Estero on Saturday, June 12. This year's senior class was composed of 302 students. See graduation photos »

Graduation: St. John Neumann High School

2010 St. John Neumann commencement

As seniors at St. John Neumann High School graduated Wednesday, May 19, the gym was filled with people. But one attendee in particular was on their minds. Tony Grasso is more than a science teacher and a basketball coach to the graduates. Grasso is an example of spirit and love. Read story »

Graduation: Ave Maria

2010 Ave Maria commencement

Eighty-four graduates of the Ave Maria School of Law were honored Saturday, May 15 at the school's annual commencement exercises. They held the distinction of being the first law school group to graduate in Naples, following Ave Maria's 2003 move to the area from Michigan. Read story »

Graduation: Florida Gulf Coast University

2010 Florida Gulf Coast University commencement

As much as commencement means to graduates, it may mean more to their families. So it seemed on Sunday, May 2 at Florida Gulf Coast University's spring commencement, when more than 5,800 parents, siblings and grandparents gathered at Germain Arena to watch loved ones march across a stage and into the next chapter of their lives. Read story »

Graduation: Hodges University

2010 Hodges University commencement

A sea of black caps and gowns filled Germain Arena on Sunday, June 6. Hodges University graduated more than 600 students during this year's commencement ceremony. The class of 2010 was one of the largest in recent history. Read story »

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