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Graduation 2013: Zephyrhills High

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Number of graduates: 300

Valedictorian: Savana Wright

Salutatorian: Ashley Janelle Ramirez

Speakers: Principal Andrew V. Frelick, senior class president John Cottrell, salutatorian Ashley Ramirez, valedictorian Savana Wright, assistant principal Scott Davey.

Quote: "Dear Math, please stop trying to make us find your ex. She isn't coming back. Don't ask why either," Cottrell, talking about the difficulty of high school academics.

Shining moment: Graduate Taylor Vaughn sang My Wish by Rascal Flatts as a tribute to memories the students had over the last four years.

Length of ceremony: One hour and 50 minutes.

Award: Brihkel Jaeger was given a round of applause when she was announced as the "Turnaround Student of the Year" for the graduating class.

Honored Guests: Kurt Browning, superintendent of Pasco County schools, was in attendance and shook hands with the graduates as they walked across the stage.

Class Accomplishment: More than $400,000 worth of scholarships was awarded to the graduates.

Allie Davison, Auburn University, tb-two* staff

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Graduation 2013: Zephyrhills High 06/02/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 2, 2013 8:52pm]
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