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A big step forward

East Lake High School graduate Margentina Moros, of Tarpon Springs, talks in sign language with her interpreter, Jan Duttry, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Wednesday was the first big day for graduations in the Tampa Bay area that included Palm Harbor University High, Seminole High and St. Petersburg High, as well as East Lake. Moros, who is deaf, plans to do extended learning after graduation. "I feel a little awkward but it's very exciting," she said. "I will be fine."

LARA CERRI | Times

East Lake High School graduate Margentina Moros, of Tarpon Springs, talks in sign language with her interpreter, Jan Duttry, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Wednesday was the first big day for graduations in the Tampa Bay area that included Palm Harbor University High, Seminole High and St. Petersburg High, as well as East Lake. Moros, who is deaf, plans to do extended learning after graduation. "I feel a little awkward but it's very exciting," she said. "I will be fine."

LARA CERRI | Times

East Lake High School graduate Margentina Moros of Tarpon Springs talks in sign language with her interpreter, Jan Duttry, Wednesday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Wednesday was the first big day for graduations in Pinellas County with Palm Harbor University, Seminole, St. Petersburg and East Lake high schools presenting diplomas. Moros, who is deaf, plans to do extended learning after graduation. "I feel a little awkward, but it's very exciting," she said. "I will be fine." Use hashtag #tbtgrads2016 to share your Instagram and Twitter graduation photos and then view them in our live blog at tbtim.es/grads16.

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