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Graduation 2013: Lennard High

EARL J. Lennard High

Number of graduates: 375

Valedictorian: Corey Ashmeade

Salutatorian: Trenton Couture

Speakers: Principal Craig S. Horstman, Class president Cynthia Vasquez, assistant principal for curriculum Mary J. Freitas, Dr. Earl J. Lennard, Couture and Ashmeade.

QuoteS: "Be passionate about your life, love your work. Don't spend time doing something you hate. Find a job, a vocation, a passion that you love and do that." — Dr. Earl J. Lennard, the school's namesake.

"Dream, and dream big." — Corey Ashmeade.

Shining moment: Couture encouraged the crowd to applaud, not once but twice, for his grandmother, whom he credits for his success.

Length of ceremony: 76 minutes

Liz Tsourakis, Hillsborough High, tb-two* staff

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Graduation 2013: Lennard High 05/31/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 31, 2013 11:50pm]
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