Photos: 2017 UGA commencement

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Graduates from Grady College celebrate during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Fireworks go off during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates from College of Education celebrate during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates from Franklin College of Arts and Sciences celebrate and embrace during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates from College of Education celebrate during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates listen to Ernie Johnson as he delivers the commencement speech during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Ernie Johnson delivers the commencement speech during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. ohnson is a 1978 graduate of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He hosts Turner’s NBA coverage and TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show. He also serves as the studio host for NBA TV’s “Fan Night” as well as Turner and CBS’ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage, according to UGA's commencement website. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates listen to Ernie Johnson as he delivers the commencement speech during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Ernie Johnson delivers the commencement speech during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. ohnson is a 1978 graduate of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He hosts Turner’s NBA coverage and TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show. He also serves as the studio host for NBA TV’s “Fan Night” as well as Turner and CBS’ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage, according to UGA's commencement website. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates listen to Ernie Johnson as he delivers the commencement speech during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Ernie Johnson delivers the commencement speech during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. ohnson is a 1978 graduate of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He hosts Turner’s NBA coverage and TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show. He also serves as the studio host for NBA TV’s “Fan Night” as well as Turner and CBS’ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage, according to UGA's commencement website. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Ernie Johnson delivers the commencement speech during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. ohnson is a 1978 graduate of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He hosts Turner’s NBA coverage and TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show. He also serves as the studio host for NBA TV’s “Fan Night” as well as Turner and CBS’ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage, according to UGA's commencement website. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Gradutes wear decorated caps during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates listen to Ernie Johnson as he delivers the commencement speech during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates applaud during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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A graduate wears festive glasses that read Grad during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Avery Kiren Hudson speaks to students during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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UGA President Jere morehead speaks to graduates during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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UGA President Jere morehead speaks to graduates during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Sohayl Moshtael delivers the invocation during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Jared Daniel Jones sings during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Members of Army ROTC program present the colors during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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A graduate wears an oversized cap during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Friends and family gather to watch during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates take to Sanford field during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Members of Army ROTC program present the colors during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates take to Sanford field during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Graduates take to Sanford field during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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A graduate celebrates during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Friends take a selfie during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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A graduate waves to the audience during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Gradutes wear decorated caps during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Gradutes wear decorated caps during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Members of UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music perform during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Athens-Clarke County Sherrif Ira Edward leads the processional during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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Athens-Clarke County Sherrif Ira Edward's saber is seen during the University of Georgia 2017 undergraduate commencement at the University of Georgia, Friday, May 05, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald)

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