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Graduation 2013: Carrollwood Day School

Carrollwood Day School

Number of graduates: 45

Valedictorian: Grace Ann Kerkvliet

Salutatorian: Nicole Neugebauer

Speakers: Principal Ryan Kelly, head of school Mary L. Kanter, salutatorian Nicole Neugebauer, Florida Council of Independent Schools executive director Barbara Hodges, valedictorian Kerkvliet, Student Council president Jarrod Smith.

Advice: "Use your mistakes; when you trip in life, pick yourself up and go forward." — Kanter

Accomplishment: All students were part of the International Baccalaureate program

Famous people quoteD: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." — Dr. Seuss, quoted by Neugebauer

Length of ceremony: 56 minutes

Liz Tsourakis, tb-two* staff

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Graduation 2013: Carrollwood Day School 05/19/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:48pm]
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