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Graduation 2014: Freedom High

Tiara Cameron, Malekai Cihaner and Jacqueline Cashwell rest their feet before the graduation ceremony at Expo Hall on Friday.

Photo by Katie Lamont

Tiara Cameron, Malekai Cihaner and Jacqueline Cashwell rest their feet before the graduation ceremony at Expo Hall on Friday.

FREEDOM HIGH

NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 431

VALEDICTORIAN: Marc Berson

SALUTATORIAN: Jonathan Heidenberg

SPEAKERS: Principal Sharon Morris, senior class president Carter Gay, Heidenberg and Berson

QUOTE: Berson said social media has helped us because the "collective positive energy of a group empowers an individual."

CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Together, the grads contributed more than 25,000 service hours.

FEELING HOT: Even though the air conditioning was on at Expo Hall, graduates fanned themselves throughout the ceremony using their name cards, and audience members did the same with their programs.

HA-HA MOMENT: Heidenberg announced that his grandparents had given him $100 for graduation, prompting a single loud whoop from the corner of the bleachers, and a big laugh from the crowd.

Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff

Graduation 2014: Freedom High 06/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 8:36pm]
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