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Graduation 2013: Strawberry Crest High

STRAWBERRY CREST HIGH

NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 525

VALEDICTORIANS: Exor Serrano-Arce (traditional), Rahul Patel (IB program)

SALUTATORIANS: Brenda Sydnor (traditional), Adam Reynolds (IB program)

SPEAKERS: Sydnor, Reynolds, Serrano-Arce, Patel, principal David Brown, senior class president Zora Millerleile.

TOUCHING MOMENT: Principal Brown quoted the song For Good from the musical Wicked as a message to the class: "So much of me / Is made of what I learned from you / You'll be with me / Like a handprint on my heart."

MEMORABLE QUOTE: "I can't believe that my reward for four years of hard work is public speaking." — Patel, opening his address. He then said public speaking was the biggest fear in America, in front of death and "a day with principal Brown."

CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The Class of 2013 was the first to have spent all four years of high school at Crest (the school opened its doors in 2009). The class has collectively documented over 12,000 hours of community service and received $10 million in scholarship offers.

Kate Fueyo, Tampa Prep, tb-two* staff

Brought to you by tb-two* — the Times' teen voice of Tampa Bay — a weekly newspaper and website produced by high school students during the school year. Check out our graduation galleries at tb-two.com and tampabay.com/education. To send photos from Instagram and Twitter, use #tbgrads2013.

Graduation 2013: Strawberry Crest High 06/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 7, 2013 1:04pm]
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