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Graduation 2014: St. Petersburg Collegiate High

Graduates cheer for their classmates Friday at a graduation ceremony for St. Petersburg Collegiate High, the charter school based at St. Petersburg College, at the Palladium.

CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Graduates cheer for their classmates Friday at a graduation ceremony for St. Petersburg Collegiate High, the charter school based at St. Petersburg College, at the Palladium.

NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 79

VALEDICTORIAN: Alyssa Nguyen

SALUTATORIAN: Sorany Son

SPEAKERS: Nguyen, Son, senior class president Samantha Swift and principal Starla Metz

STAR STUDENTS: Eleven students graduated summa cum laude (GPA of 3.9 and above) and 15 students graduated magna cum laude (GPA of 3.7 to 3.89).

SPECIAL MOMENT: Senior Alexandra Waller performed Legendary, a song she wrote for the graduating class.

QUOTE: "Study broadly and without fear. Learn a language if you can, because that will make your life more interesting. Read a little bit every day. But more importantly, surround yourself with people who you like and make cool stuff with them. In the end, what you do isn't going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with." — Swift, quoting author John Green.

FUN FACT: The graduates simultaneously earned a high school diploma and an associate's degree. On Tuesday at Tropicana Field, they also will graduate with their peers from St. Petersburg College.

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

Graduation 2014: St. Petersburg Collegiate High 05/09/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 16, 2014 3:28pm]
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