Tis the season for high school graduations, and as thousands of local seniors prepared to graduate tons of proud parents, family and friends rejoiced as students walked across stages throughout the city.
One of the Jacksonville Free Press own young scholars, Asia Barlow, graduated from Paxon School for Advanced Studies. Miss Barlow will attend the University of Florida in the fall and major in Biochemistry. Her high school academic accolades includes graduating Summa Cum Laude, National Honor Society, International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, Junior ROTC, Societe Honoraria Hispanica, Golden Eagle Ambassador, Science National Honor Society and volunteering.
The graduation ceremony was held at Veterans Memorial arena where graduates stood and welcomed the challenge to be the change they want to see in the world.
Shown is Asia Barlow with her mother Cynthia Barlow.