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Graduation 2014: Armwood High

Graduating Armwood senior Jacob Rivera rushes Tuesday in front of his friends and family, from left, Alexis Gottgalf, Alysa Rivera, Juanita Stevens, Shaylee Tackitt, Camila Carrillo and Jenna Stevens for a photo outside the Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa.

MICHAEL NEWCOMER | tb-two*

Graduating Armwood senior Jacob Rivera rushes Tuesday in front of his friends and family, from left, Alexis Gottgalf, Alysa Rivera, Juanita Stevens, Shaylee Tackitt, Camila Carrillo and Jenna Stevens for a photo outside the Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa.

ARMWOOD HIGH

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

Graduation 2014: Armwood High 06/03/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 9:36pm]
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