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Graduation 2014: Clearwater Central Catholic High



VALEDICTORIAN: Anthony William Walker (traditional); Brennah Susan Toomey (IB)

SALUTATORIAN: Andrew Robert Murphy (traditional); Drew Yorke Jackson (IB)

SPEAKERS: Principal James Deputy; senior class president Ellen Gallo; Alberto Vázquez-Matos, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of St. Petersburg; and Murphy, Jackson, Toomey and Walker.

SPECIAL HONOR: Conner Dorris, 18, received a full ride to the U.S. Naval Academy to play football.

BEST SPEECH ENDING: Jackson ended his salutatory address with the Martin Luther King Jr. quote, "Free at last. Free at last. Thank God we are free at last!" The graduates burst into claps and cheers as faculty and staffers chuckled.

HIGHEST SHOES: Graduate Tiffany St. Lifer, 18, shuffled in with 5-inch platform wedges. The 5-foot-9-inch graduate reached over 6 feet with her strappy beige bejeweled wedges from Dillard's.

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

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