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Graduation 2014: Gaither High

English teacher Michaela Meyers hugs Andre Franklin before Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times

English teacher Michaela Meyers hugs Andre Franklin before Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

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NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 443

VALEDICTORIAN: Alyssa Baez

SALUTATORIAN: Sahar Takshi

SPEAKERS: Principal Thomas Morrill, Baez and Takshi

MADE YOU LOOK: "We have spent hours looking for the pool on the third floor," Takshi said, joking about the common prank pulled on freshmen at Gaither that claims there is a school pool, located on the (nonexistent) third floor.

FAMOUS PEOPLE QUOTED: President Barack Obama, Dr. Seuss, Pamela Melroy, Winston Churchill

COLOR COORDINATED: Students with GPAs of 4.0 or above wore white caps and gowns for the ceremony.

BEST ADVICE: "It is failure that inspires us to do better." — Baez

MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Selected seniors performed Friends, by Michael W. Smith, after both speeches.

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

Graduation 2014: Gaither High 06/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 8:23pm]
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