LCHA eighth-graders graduate

With friend Gracie Van de Voorde at her right, La Canada High School 7/8 8th grader Claire Swartzlander, left, pumps her fist at the crowd after receiving her promotion certificate during Promotion Program at the La Canada Flintridge school on Thursday, June 13, 2013. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / June 13, 2013)

Members of the eighth-grade class at La Cañada High School 7/8 were celebrated last Thursday morning during a promotion exercise on the high school's athletic field. School officials and parents looked on as each student collected a promotion certificate and officially became a ninth-grader.

The students were congratulated by outgoing Principal Anais Wenn, who was recently named the new superintendent of curriculum for La Cañada Unified School District.

PHOTOS: La Cañada High School 7/8 promotion ceremony

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