After four years of classes, tests and extracurriculars, we gave the top graduates at Pinellas County’s public high schools one more assignment: Write a Twitter-length paragraph about what you’re thinking as graduation day approaches. It could be something heavy or light, we told them. Perhaps a reflection on the past or the future, or on the people who helped them along the way. Whatever they wanted — all in 280 characters or less. Here’s at look at this year’s valedictorians and salutatorians, and what they had to say:
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