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Tampa Bay area graduations, events affected by weather

Published Jun. 7, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea is wreaking havoc on schedules across the Tampa Bay area.

In Pinellas County, Seminole High School announced late Thursday that it has moved its graduation to 5 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road in Largo. The ceremony originally was planned for Thursday.

St. Petersburg High has moved its graduation to 9 a.m. Friday on the school's football field. If the weather doesn't allow for an outdoor ceremony, graduation will be moved to school auditorium and split into two sessions.

The first session would be held at 10 a.m. for students with last names starting with A-J. The second session will start at 1 p.m. for students with last names starting with K-Z.

As of late Thursday, Largo and Pinellas Park high schools still held out hope of holding their graduations at the original times Friday at Bright House Field in Clearwater — Pinellas Park at 8 a.m. and Largo at 7:30 p.m.

Both schools have contingency plans. Largo would split the graduating class into two sessions at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the school auditorium. Pinellas Park also would have two sessions, at noon and 2:30 p.m. Friday in the school auditorium.

In Tampa, there were reports zip line and ropes course are closed at MOSI. Lowry Park Zoo is also closed.

Stetson University College of Law cancelled classed today at is main Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S, and Tampa Law Center at 1700 N. Tampa St. Both campuses will remain open for regularly scheduled activities and bar preparations classes will be held unless cancelled by the provider.

Additional information and updates will be posted on the Stetson University College of Law website at

In Pasco, Bishop Larkin Catholic School in Port Richey cancelled classes for the day.

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