NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 561
VALEDICTORIAN: Florencia Michelle Real
SALUTATORIAN: Simone Camille Girard
SPEAKERS: Principal Joseph Castelli, Girard, Real
LENGTH OF CEREMONY: 65 minutes
BIGGEST FAN CLUB: Friends and family surprised graduating senior Jacob Rivera outside the Fairgrounds Expo Hall, waving large signs spelling his name and bestowing him with a lei made of cash.
DROWNED OUT: Many in the crowd did not heed the standard request to keep noise to a minimum, so it was difficult to hear the graduates' names.
TUNED IN: The Armwood High Symphonic Winds held down the musical portions of the program with performances of Pomp and Circumstance and the Star-Spangled Banner.
Michael Newcomer, Stony Brook University, tb-two* staff