Northgate High School graduate Kyle Austin (above) gives the thumbs-up after receiving his diploma during the school's commencement ceremony at the Concord Pavilion June 11. High schools all over the East Bay had their commencement ceremonies last week, including Northgate and Las Lomas. At top left, Vivian Kim (center) and Katarina Savic (right) get their pics of friend and fellow 2014 Las Lomas High School graduate Nara Badamragchaa about 20 minutes before their June 13 commencement ceremony began. At top right, Las Lomas graduating senior Zoe McGlynn gives fellow senior Spencer Creed some help with his mortarboard during last-minute pre-ceremony preparations. And at right, Northgate graduate Joseph Carter receives his diploma June 11; also pictured is Vice Principal Lynda Hayes.

Las Lomas graduating senior Zoe McGlynn gives fellow senior Spencer Creed some help with his mortarboard during last-minute preparations for the
Las Lomas graduating senior Zoe McGlynn gives fellow senior Spencer Creed some help with his mortarboard during last-minute preparations for the commencement ceremony on Friday, June 13, 2014, in Walnut Creek, Calif. (Sam Richards/Bay Area News Group)
To see some more Las Lomas and Northgate commencement images, go online to http://photos.mercurynews.com/2014/05/21/photos-2014-east-bay-high-school-graduations for a slideshow of ceremonies areawide.

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Vivian Kim (center) and Katarina Savic (right) get their pics of friend and fellow 2014 Las Lomas High School graduate Nara Badamragchao about 20 minutes
Vivian Kim (center) and Katarina Savic (right) get their pics of friend and fellow 2014 Las Lomas High School graduate Nara Badamragchao about 20 minutes before the formal commencement ceremony began Friday night, June 13, 2014, at the downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., school. (Sam Richards/Bay Area News Group)

Graduate Joseph Carter is photographed with vice principal Lynda Hayes as he receives his diploma during the 2014 commencement ceremony for Northgate High
Graduate Joseph Carter is photographed with vice principal Lynda Hayes as he receives his diploma during the 2014 commencement ceremony for Northgate High School at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, Calif., on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)