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Graduation 2013: Academy of Holy Names

Members of the Academy of the Holy Names Class of 2013 toss their caps after Tuesday’s commencement at the Bayshore Boulevard campus.
Members of the Academy of the Holy Names Class of 2013 toss their caps after Tuesday’s commencement at the Bayshore Boulevard campus.
Published May 23, 2013

Academy of THE Holy Names

Number of graduates: 70

Valedictorian: Meagan Gonzalez

Salutatorian: Arlyn Barlaan

Speakers: Academy president Arthur Raimo, principal Camille Jowanna, salutatorian Arlyn Barlaan, valedictorian Meagan Gonzalez, the Rev. Robert N. Lynch

BEST ADVICE: "Take what you know is right in your head and what you feel is right in your heart and put it into practice through the use of your hands," president Arthur Raimo

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: The senior class raised more than $67,000 in scholarship funds for future Academy of the Holy Names students.

BIGGEST FaN CLUB: Roaring applause for valedictorian Meagan Gonzalez.

Length of ceremony: One hour and 20 minutes.

Interesting visuals: Parents of graduate Catherine Young wave an enormous "Congratulations Cath!, Class of 2013" banner from the back of the auditorium.

Amanda Starling, USF-St. Petersburg, tb-two* staff