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University of Washington 129th Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday June 12th the University of Washington held their 129th Commencement Ceremony at Husky Stadium. Having graduated a number of years ago it was refreshing to see so much pride and excitement on so many faces. As a friend of Ha's I attended the ceremony to help celebrate her accomplishment of earning a Master's of Social Work.

To the casual visitor to this page it may seem that there are duplicates of the same picture, but, I have included those pictures on purpose to help communicate the excitement and joy that everyone was feeling which was partially manifested by the taking of so many pictures.

(June 12, 2004. University of Washington Husky Stadium)

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The field is ready for the faculty, graduates, and special guests. The stands are filling up with proud family and friends. Theresa eagerly awaits the beginning of the ceremony in which her mom will graduate with a Masters of Social Work.
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Linh is also ready.
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This woman is living proof that getting a PhD does not suck all of the creativity out of you. Ha enters the stadium The bachelor's candidates seem to have more signs, balloons, and decorated hats.
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A gold hardhat? The ROTC color guard. "I love you Meg will you marry me. WN." I wonder if she said yes?
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Ha shortly after the end of the ceremony.
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Linh and Theresa with their Mother. Ha with fellow graduates.
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A photo with family and friends. A photo with family and friends. A photo with family and friends.
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A photo with family and friends. The field and the stands are almost empty.

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The pictures in this gallery were taken with a Nikon D70 Digital SLR camera. Any use of these pictures without permission from the photographer is strictly prohibited. Email me to request permission to use any of these pictures or if you would like a higher resolution version.