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Graduation 2013: Admiral Farragut Academy

Admiral Farragut Academy

Number of graduates: 55

Valedictorian: Cadet Lt. Cmdr. Julia C. Lescarbeau

Salutatorian: Cadet Lt. Nicholas S. Guarcello

Speakers: Academy Chaplain Laurence Upham, Cmdr. L. Shannon Graves, Battalion Cmdr. Cadet Hans D. Hart, valedictorian Julia C. Lescarbeau, salutatorian Nicholas S. Guarcello.

Quote: "[President Barack] Obama ranks higher than us," Graves said after featured speaker Vice Adm. Nanette M. DeRenzi, the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General, was called to Washington, D.C., to discuss a matter regarding the armed forces and was unable to speak at the graduation.

Shining moments: The graduates earned more than $3 million dollars worth of scholarships. This year marked the 80th graduation for Farragut Academy.

Allie Davison, Auburn University, tb-two* staff

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Graduation 2013: Admiral Farragut Academy 05/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 31, 2013 11:57am]
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