NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 582
VALEDICTORIAN: Vanessa Metellus
SALUTATORIAN: Alyson Kneusel
SPEAKERS: Principal Carla Bruning, Metellus, Kneusel and Class President Kyra Clark.
BEST REMINDER: Throughout the year, all senior group texts from senior class adviser Jim Govreau closed with the hashtag #dontbestupid.
MOST PREPARED FAMILY: Jorrell Almoradoa's family brought Cuban sandwiches and hand-held fans to get them through the ceremony. Almoradoa is the third child in his family to attend Newsome, so they're graduation veterans now.
BEST ADVICE: "Eat some graduation pie and cry a little bit; no one knows what the job market will look like in four years." — Kyra Clark
CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: More than 360 students are honors graduates with GPAs of 4.0 or higher. Nineteen graduates were in the top 3 percent of their class, receiving recognition at Tampa's honor graduation.
Angela Skane, University of Florida, tb-two* staff
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