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Graduation 2013: Land O'Lakes High

Graduate Jorge Sanchez gets a hug from Stephen Garcia before the Land O’Lakes High graduation Friday at the Sun Dome.
Published Jun. 1, 2013

LAND O' LAKES HIGH

NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 344

VALEDICTORIANS: Brooke Gonzalez (Traditional); Grace Chow (IB Program)

SALUTATORIANS: Madison Parks (Traditional); Priyanshi Patel and Konrad Thorner (IB Program)

SPEAKERS: Class President Emily Bly, Gonzalez, Parks, Chow, Patel and Thorner.

BEST ADVICE: "Open up, be confident and speak your mind to make these next few years the best of your life." — Thorner

QUOTE: "This is our world and we do matter. The world is waiting." — Bly

SPECIAL MOMENT: The Land O' Lakes High School band skips performing the recessional music to cheer on the graduates.

LENGTH OF CEREMONY: 90 minutes

BIGGEST FAN CLUB: Final graduate Justin Zloty receives cheers throughout the University of South Florida Sun Dome from classmates and loved ones as he receives his diploma.

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

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