Thursday Jun 14 2012 comments 12 years pays off for Lincoln High grads By: Photos by Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger -A +A Efrain Zamora (second from right) uses his gown to cool off prior to graduation. Also pictured, from left: Nathan Gallivan, Kenneth Mellow, Brody Jennings, Manuel Vasquez, Joel Teriquez, and Cory Laino. Tofft, a Regional Occupation Program (ROP) teacher at Lincoln High School, confiscates a beach ball that excited seniors had inflated during speeches. Gabriella Desantiago, Erica Ojeda and Melissa Bobyk take one last picture together before walking out of the gym for graduation. ?It?s scary,? Desantiago said of graduation. ?It?s like a whole new chapter is ending.? School board member Paul Long hands Isabella Franco her diploma. Franco served as the student advisor for the board of trustees this school year. Diana Sunavia (left), Samantha Francis and Kayla Fox are just moments away from walking the stage and starting the next chapter of their lives. This group of girls waited for one another to get their diplomas so they could do a little dance back to their seats. Hannah Brenner (left), Alyssa Meinking and Gaby Torrado also waited for one another to walk the stage in order to return to their seats together.