Thursday Jun 14 2012 comments 12 years pays off for Lincoln High grads By: Photos by Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger -A +A Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterEfrain 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. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterTofft, a Regional Occupation Program (ROP) teacher at Lincoln High School, confiscates a beach ball that excited seniors had inflated during speeches. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterGabriella 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.? Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterSchool board member Paul Long hands Isabella Franco her diploma. Franco served as the student advisor for the board of trustees this school year. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterDiana Sunavia (left), Samantha Francis and Kayla Fox are just moments away from walking the stage and starting the next chapter of their lives. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterThis group of girls waited for one another to get their diplomas so they could do a little dance back to their seats. Stephanie Dumm/News Messenger ReporterHannah Brenner (left), Alyssa Meinking and Gaby Torrado also waited for one another to walk the stage in order to return to their seats together.