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Can you top this photo?

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Thumbnail image for julia.jpgDO NOT ADJUST YOUR COMPUTER MONITORS.

bigbird.JPGThe photo at right was not taken from a scene in "Big Bird Earns Her Diploma." It's me on my graduation day - way back in 1992 - at Waukegan High School.

I'm no fashionista, but pasty, pale redheads - like me -- should NEVER wear the color yellow. But there I was graduating high school, forced to wear this gold, shiny polyester monstrosity, and I was not a happy camper. As a result, this is one of the few photos that exist of me in the gown.

I never thought this photo would again see the light of day, but when we got to talking about high school graduations and getting readers to send in photos for our online gallery for the Class of 2010, I immediately thought of my own high school graduation day. I figured there had to be some old school graduation photos that were as awfully colorful as mine.

So I'm sharing this photo and throwing down the graduation gauntlet. Can you top my garish gold graduation gown? Send me your jpg-formatted photos at Please include your name, year of graduation (be honest), and your current city of residence.

We'll pick some of our favorites and post them on the blog!

-- Julia Doyle, Community News Editor

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I have a Senior Prom photo taken in 1967; I don't have anyway to scan it though...I'd love to share the fun of it! You'd NEVER know it's from me. It's me and Mentor High School's football quarterback!!!
Thanks for reminding me of high school graduation. Where are those days!

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Emily McFarlan is your Readers' Reporter at The Courier-News in Elgin. She wants to share your stories in the newspaper, and, with the help of The Courier-News team, share the stories between the bylines here.