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Graduation 2013: Tampa Catholic

Tampa Catholic

Number of graduates: 138

Valedictorian: Chelsea Pauline Robalino

Salutatorian: Cristina Karen Suarez

Speakers: The Rev. Tom Morgan, assistant principal Therese Jackson, salutatorian Cristina Karen Suarez, valedictorian Chelsea Pauline Robalino, superintendent of Catholic Schools and Centers Alberto Vazquez-Matos and principal Thomas J. Reidy.

Quote: "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past," Suarez quoting author F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Shining moment: As a tribute to the school's 50th-year celebration, Reidy asked all alumni in the crowd to stand with the new graduates.

Length of ceremony: One hour and 20 minutes.

SHOUT OUT: Jeffrey David Hernandez got an extra loud cheer from his supporters who sounded blow horns as he walked across the stage.

Allie Davison, Auburn University, tb-two staff

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Graduation 2013: Tampa Catholic

05/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:31pm]
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