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Graduation 2014: Dixie Hollins High

DIXIE HOLLINS HIGH

NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 351

VALEDICTORIAN: Daniel LaVine

SALUTATORIAN: Nancy Nguyen

SPEAKERS: Principal Daniel J. Evans, LaVine, Nguyen, Student Council president Natalia Pastwa, senior class president Abigail Mattern.

THINK ABOUT IT: "Math is important, because life is one big word problem," Evans said.

PICTURE THIS: "I know we're about to graduate, but first let me take a selfie," Mattern said. She then took out her phone to take a selfie from the stage with her entire class.

SHINING MOMENT: In his speech, Evans mentioned that Dixie Hollins graduates "a lot of comeback kids," which produced loud cheering from the students.

EXTRA EFFORT: Twenty-two graduates were ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students. Many arrived at Dixie Hollins knowing little to no English.

LENGTH OF CEREMONY: 85 minutes.

Nandi Musengwa, St. Petersburg High, tb-two* staff

Graduation 2014: Dixie Hollins High 06/03/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:50pm]
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