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Graduation 2014: Countryside High

Countryside High graduate Xhana Taylor embraces her great-grandmother, Virginia Alamo, at the school’s commencement.

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Countryside High graduate Xhana Taylor embraces her great-grandmother, Virginia Alamo, at the school’s commencement.

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NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 475

VALEDICTORIAN: Alexandra Carroll

SALUTATORIAN: Michael Clennan

SPEAKERS: Principal Gerald Schlereth, senior class president Gianna Diaz, Clennan and Carroll

MUSIC: Mashup of Best Day of My Life, by American Authors, and It's Time, by Imagine Dragons, performed by the Countryside High Chorus

MAGICAL THINKING: "Finally I realized that a magic owl would not swoop in and tell me that I was accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry," Carroll said, referring to when she started to take school seriously.

FAMOUS PEOPLE QUOTED: J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, Walt Whitman

CLASS GIFT: The Countryside High Class of 2014 will plant trees where portable classrooms were removed on campus.

Michael Newcomer, Stony Brook University, tb-two* staff

Graduation 2014: Countryside High 06/05/14 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2014 11:39pm]

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