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HUMANS OF HIGH SCHOOL

Published Oct. 9, 2014

GRACE, IN HAWAIIAN SHIRTS

"You seem to have a graceful way of dealing with people of all sorts. How do you do it?"

"I'm not sure, but simply being around people helps."

"Why the Hawaiian shirts?

"Why not?"

(Roddy Benton, St. Petersburg High English teacher)

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FAME, WITH FOOTWEAR

Setting: Shopping for shoes at Urban Outfitters at International Plaza. Phone rings.

"Hello?

"Hi, Dad.

"Fifteen more minutes. Some girl who does journalism stopped me, and now I'm famous!"

(Anna Curtis, Plant High freshman)

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MUSICAL COMPROMISE

"Why did you start playing flute?"

(Carrying flute bag.) "My arms were too small for harp, and my mom didn't want me playing bagpipes."

(Molly Hill, Gibbs High senior)