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Graduation 2014: Largo High



VALEDICTORIAN: Tristan Robert Brockwell

SALUTATORIAN: Haval Ahmed Hakki

SPEAKERS: Senior class president Juanita Lindsay Collins, faculty representative Richard Penberthy and student government president Maggie L. Kivett.

MOVING MOMENT: Collins got teary eyed at the beginning of her speech as she talked about high school, thanked her family and her Lord, and rapped "You only live once, that's the motto," before concluding her speech.

BEST ADVICE: "Instead of spending so much time on Facebook, put your face in a real book. Instead of spending so much time on Twitter, spend time getting fitter. Go build yourself a bright future. By the way there's no app for that; you have to go out and build it yourself." — Penberthy

SPECIAL SONG: The Halls of Largo, sung by the concert choir

ACADEMIC SUCCESSES: 54 students graduated summa cum laude, and 13 graduated magna cum laude

Lillian Skye Noble, St. Petersburg Collegiate, tb-two* staff

Graduation 2014: Largo High 06/02/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 2, 2014 11:46pm]
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