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Culver Academy Graduation Photos: Commencement


The 2009-2010 Culver Academy school year comes to a close with the Final Formation and Graduation Commencement that was held last Sunday on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee. As part of the ceremony, the cadets proceed through the CMA Gate and the coeds walk through the CGA Arch. Once through, they are welcomed by a Legion Board member as they join the ranks of other Culver Alumn. As always, emotion runs high, as this celebration is both joyous and sad being the end of the seniors’ Culver (and high school) lives.

All totaled, I shot over 1500 photos before, during, and after the graduation ceremony. I tried to get a couple of photos of each student as they received their diploma and progressed through the Gate or Arch. I’ve only posted a few photos here. Others can be found at: 

Before/After Ceremony- http://www.culverphotos.com/6-6_10_commencement_bf

Arch Ceremony- http://www.culverphotos.com/6_6_10_commencement_arch

Gate Ceremony- http://www.culverphotos.com/6_6_10_commencement_gate

Please note that both the Gate Ceremony photos and the Arch Ceremony photos are in the order that the students progressed through the Gate and Arch. If you are looking for a student who graduated later in the ceremony, look much later into the gallery.


Culver Academy Graduation Photos: Officer’s Figure

Last Saturday, Culver Aacdemies held the annual Final Ball and Officer’s Figure. When asked about Officer’s Figure, I tell everyone that need to see it at least once because it’s not like anything you’ll see at a typical prom. It’s not just cool. It’s a tradition at Culver. I’m sure that the cadets don’t get as excited about it as someone like me, but, as you can tell from the photos, their dates and mothers enjoy being a part of it.

Following are some photos from the event. There are more photos posted on the www.culverphotos.com website. I seperated the galleries into the photos of cadets with their dates (http://www.culverphotos.com/6_5_10_officersfigure_dates) and the photos of cadets with their mothers (http://www.culverphotos.com/6_5_10_officers_figure).


Culver Academy Graduation Photos: CGA Senior Waltz

As part of the Culver Academy Graduation Ceremonies and the Final Ball held last Saturday, is the CGA Senior Waltz. This is a dance where the senior girls dance with their dads or, in some cases, their grand dads. It is really fun to watch as everyone seems to have a great time.

I’ve posted some photos here. There are many more located at http://www.culverphotos.com/2010seniorwaltz.


Culver Academy Graduation Photos: Final Garrison Parade

Last Saturday, the Culver Corp of Cadets performed the Final Garrison Parade for 2010 as part of their Graduation Weekend. Everyone looked great and did well. The Troop had a few issues with a couple of horses acting up. As a former trooper myself, I suspect that either the kids were egging the horses on a little or the Horsemanship Department was trying to incorporate a few new horses into their parade mounts.

I’ve posted some photos here. Other are located at