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Matthew’s Graduation from High School

by dav.d

This is a more personal blog post… one of my favorite nephews graduated from High School. He is the first one of the 12 grandkids for the family. Woo hoo! I feel old. He graduated from Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Arizona. He will be going to BYU Idaho after he serves an LDS Mission in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Matthew's high school graduation from Mesquite H.S. in Gilbert, Arizona

Matthew’s high school graduation from Mesquite H.S. in Gilbert, Arizona

I was not the event photographer, and the venue allegedly had camera restrictions, which carried over from the NCAA basketball rules… although, I think I could have gotten my big camera in there. The rule was no lenses over 6 inches which really hampers taking pictures. The important photo is Matthew receiving his diploma and then the family photos afterwards. We took his photo and the family photos surrounded by people all celebrating, so it was a challenge to find good like in noon day Arizona and surrounded by thousands of people, but they turned out.

The program

The program

Matthew also sang a solo during the choir’s numbers. They sang several songs from the movie The Greatest Showman. We’ll see how popular those songs are in 15 years.

Matthew sings a solo with his choir

Matthew sings a solo with his choir

There weren’t a ton of details to photograph other than the program and Matthew in his robes with his honor tassels.

Matthew's name in the program

Matthew’s name in the program

I cranked out about 50 photos to get this one photo, and it turned out. We had a 50/50 chance of getting the right angle, if we had sat on the other side of the stadium we would only see the back of his head. We were lucky. This was a tight crop of the original photograph as well. I need more megapixels!

Matthew receives his diploma

Matthew receives his diploma

The graduates switch the tassle

The graduates switch the tassle

So congratulations, Matthew! Now starts the rest of your life.

Matthew with his diploma

Matthew with his diploma

Matthew the Graduate

Matthew the Graduate

Matthew with his dad and sister

Matthew with his dad and sister

Matthew with his Nana & Papa and sister

Matthew with his Nana & Papa and sister

Matthew received a watch and a 2nd amendment accessory for graduation

Matthew received a watch and a 2nd amendment accessory for graduation

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