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Graduation 2014: Academy of the Holy Names

Graduation 2014

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ACADEMY OF THE HOLY NAMES

NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 100

VALEDICTORIAN: Mariah Diaz

SALUTATORIAN: Elise Heiman

SPEAKERS: Casey Pluchino, KeTaira Phillips, Academy president Arthur Raimo, the Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch, Janelle Enriquez, principal Camille Jowanna, Emily Rodriguez, Heiman and Diaz.

CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Students received more than $13 million in scholarships and 65 of the 100 graduates finished with a 4.0 or higher GPA.

A SPECIAL MOMENT: Salutatorian Heiman made an inside joke about "traveling to the Wild West," at which the graduates all laughed. The first-grade students of the Academy were also present to give roses to each graduate.

BEST ADVICE: "A short trip can be more difficult than a long journey," said president of Academy of Holy Names Raimo, referring to the trip between the head and the heart.

NOTABLE: In the program, all the colleges graduates will be attending were listed, from state schools to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

QUOTE: Salutatorian Heiman spoke about the class starting as "nervous, impressionable girls" to then becoming "confident, strong women."

Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff

Graduation 2014: Academy of the Holy Names 05/21/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:58am]
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