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    Seminole High School

    [Times photo: Lara Cerri]
    Julia Mullins naps as Janine Proctor, right, watches Wednesday before Seminole High graduation at the Bayfront Center.

    © St. Petersburg Times
    published June 6, 2002


    VALEDICTORIAN: Sarah Stargel

    SALUTATORIAN: Sarah Farkash

    SPEAKERS: Stargel and Farkash; Adi Hecht spoke on leadership; senior class co-presidents Kimberly Chalache and Anthony Farero gave the farewell address; honored educator Valencia Walker spoke after receiving her award.

    BEST QUOTE: Walker lauded student punctuality, sort of: "Over the past four years, you have completed hundreds of quizzes, hundreds of exams, hundreds of term papers, and you have attempted to get to school on time."

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Principal Rick Misenti named at least two dozen major milestones, including: 43 students named to the National Spanish Honors Society; 12 district athletic championships; ranking third in state athletic programs.

    LENGTH OF CEREMONY: 110 minutes.

    BEHIND THE SCENES: One bold senior disrobed on the walkway and streaked naked down the aisle. Teachers spirited him from the room.

    SCENES AND SIGHTS: After four failed attempts, seniors managed to keep a bright yellow beach ball aloft for about two minutes before a teacher snatched it away.

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