"I had to make a hard decision. It was only hard because of you guys. I've had you guys since freshman year and now you're all graduating. Out of all the years I've worked at Largo High, this is the only year I bought an actual costume for spirit week. It was just for your class (2015). You're the reason it's a hard decision and I thank you for that."
(Shelley Annable, Largo High teacher)
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ALL CATS, ALL THE TIME
"What is something completely weird and crazy about you that no one knows?"
"I have this weird obsession with cats. I like to draw them all the time while I listen to music. I'm always looking at cat photos on my phone."
(Yamiliz Marrero, Hillsborough High sophomore)
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PURPLE HAIR, AND THE UKULELE
"What do you think is interesting about yourself?"
" Well, I have purple hair, and I'm learning the ukulele so that's cool."
"Why did you start dyeing your hair?"
"Because I just felt like it. I woke up one morning and was like, 'I want pink hair,' and just dyed it."
"Do you plan on dyeing it another color?"
"Well, last year I had pink hair and now I have purple, so I might do blue next year."
"What do you think people think of you when they see purple hair?"
"Most people seem to like it, except for old people. They just sort of glare at me. I guess it's shocking."
(Maggie O'Sullivan, Sickles High junior)
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"I like going to abandoned parks at night, especially when I'm stressed out. They're peaceful when they're unoccupied. Hanging out on the swings is like a reflection time for me."
(Kacie Webster, Plant High sophomore)