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Graduation 2013: Newsome High

Newsome High

Number of graduates: 525

Valedictorian: Shaan Seghal

Salutatorian: Michael Saif Khan

Speakers: Principal Carla Bruning, Senior Class President Casey Blattel, Michael Khan, Shaan Seghal and School Board Chairwoman April Griffin

Best advice: "You stay classy, Newsome High School" — Casey Blattel

Famous people quoted: Albert Einstein. "Only life lived for others is worthwhile."

Special moment: USAF Master Sgt. Bryan Gatewood came home from Afghanistan for two weeks to celebrate the graduation of his son, Austin Gatewood. Having already served nine months in that country, he will return there for two more months.

Class accomplishments: Out of 525 graduates, 318 are on Honor Court; 186 are in honor societies; 12 received full ROTC scholarships totaling over $1 million.

Perfect attendance award: Student government president Riley McChesney was recognized for having perfect attendance since kindergarten.

Celeste Brown, Newsome High, tb-two* staff

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