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Lawrence High School ceremony caps graduation day

Lawrence High School's class valedictorians are recognized during commencement Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. LHS graduated 422 seniors in the class of 2008, with 13 valedictorians.

Lawrence High School's class valedictorians are recognized during commencement Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. LHS graduated 422 seniors in the class of 2008, with 13 valedictorians.

May 25, 2008

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The heat inside Allen Fieldhouse couldn't keep the emotion down during the Lawrence High School graduation Sunday afternoon.

"Our school prides itself on embracing individuals," said Timmia Hearn-Feldman, a co-valedictorian, in her address to classmates.

The school celebrated as 366 students participated in the ceremony out of 422 total graduates, administrators said.

Air horns, flying beach balls and loud cheers were common during the 90-minute ceremony that proceeded amid temperatures above 80 degrees inside the fieldhouse, which does not have an air-conditioning system.

Administrators and school board members lauded the graduates for their success in academics and activities.

"We now look to you and ask that you begin to endeavor to make this world a better place for future generations," Superintendent Randy Weseman told the graduates.

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Pywacket 5 years, 10 months ago

Yes, there were 13, and one of the valedictorians appeared very late. The rest had filed out there and lined up on cue, to await their names being announced. This one hightailed it out there from the wrong direction, only after her name was called. Did she forget she was one of the valedictorians? Or did she just show up, half an hour into the graduation ceremony? Very odd.It was beastly hot in there, but the grads were over the moon, nonetheless. Mine was walking on air--and is currently having a good time at Abe & Jake's. She texted me awhile ago--she had just ridden the mechanical bull. Wish I had a video of that! Incidentally, the people with airhorns were obnoxious slobs. Several times, they drowned out the names of other students who were called after their kids. The parents of the kids whose names you couldn't hear were probably delighted--not.Why do some people have to be so selfish and self serving? Do they think their kid (or friend or sibling) is the only one graduating? Is it so important to blast an airhorn that ruining someone else's only chance to hear their child's name called out at the moment of his/her graduation is justified?I never cease to be amazed at some people's thuggish, selfish behavior. I guess we were lucky--the family/friends of the kid ahead of my kid did not have a "me only" attitude, so we did get to enjoy our graduate's moment.

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sunflower1990 5 years, 10 months ago

lhs actually had multiple valedictorians, timmia and jon were the two speakers.

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jumpin_catfish 5 years, 10 months ago

Wahoo last one out of high school!

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