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Graduation 2013: Alonso High

Alonso High

Number of graduates: 567

Valedictorian: Razanne Oueini

Salutatorian: Ellen Shepherd

Speakers: Principal Louis Diaz, senior class president Angela Niedenfuer, Ellen Shepherd, and Oueini.

Quote: "You have enemies? Good. That means you stood for something, sometime in your life." Diaz, quoting former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Shining moment: Ashley Faircloth, who serves in the U.S. Army, surprised her sister Amanda Funderburk with flowers as she walked across the stage to receive her diploma.

awards: Niedenfuer received the coveted Principal's Award as well as the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award. She will be attending the Florida State University Honors program.

by the numbers: The graduating class was the largest in Hillsborough County this year.

Allie Davison, Auburn University, tb-two* staff

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Graduation 2013: Alonso High 06/07/13 [Last modified: Monday, June 10, 2013 12:17pm]
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