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Graduation 2014: Calvary Christian High

The image of salutatorian Emily Pitts is reflected on the big screen as she sings Astonishing from Little Women during Calvary Christian High’s graduation Friday. Pitts received an Outstanding Student in Fine Arts award.

Terri Bryce Reeves | Special to the Times

The image of salutatorian Emily Pitts is reflected on the big screen as she sings Astonishing from Little Women during Calvary Christian High’s graduation Friday. Pitts received an Outstanding Student in Fine Arts award.

Calvary Christian High

NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 60

VALEDICTORIAN: James E. Gruber III

SALUTATORIAN: Emily Pitts

SPEAKERS: Director of instruction Nina Graham, principal David Kilgore, senior pastor William Rice, school board chairman Jim Flammer, Pitts and Gruber

LAST-MINUTE PREP: Twenty minutes before the ceremony started, Kilgore gathered the grads, reminded them to spit out gum, introduced school board members and congratulated the graduates. School board member William Hancock offered a prayer for the graduates.

QUOTE: "Make mistakes, give your heart away, travel and fall in love with Jesus Christ." — Pitts

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Pitts belted out Astonishing after she was welcomed on stage to receive the Outstanding Student in Fine Arts award. Her notes rang through the worship center leaving the crowd grinning.

SENIOR PRANK: Members of the class posted the school as being for sale on Craigslist.

SPECIAL AWARDS: Warrior award, Meagan Sweetser; Christian Character awards, Kyle Don and Haley Smith; Athletes of the Year, Jessie Stewart and Gage Plentovich; Outstanding Students in Fine Arts, Gruber and Pitts.

Angela Skane, University of Florida, tb-two* staff

Graduation 2014: Calvary Christian High 05/30/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:23pm]
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