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Hill Auditorium was the setting Tuesday night for Communitiy High School’s 2018 commencement ceremony.
Each of the 127 graduates had 30 seconds to speak to the crowd during a nearly 3.5-hour event punctuated by poetry, dance, music, tributes, and lots of laughter.
Dean Marci Tuzinsky noted that Community High School is a difficult thing to explain, and called the school a living, breathing organism.
She said her best advice would be to “fail, fail again, and fail harder.”
Superintendent Jeanice Swift urged the graduates to find their places in the world in a space that only they can fill.
The Community High School Class of 2018 awards were presented to the following students:
The Jill Award (for making Community High “a happier place”): Justin Carthage.
The Community Resources Award: Rose Bogard & Danny Freiband.
The Nathan Lyndell Hall Memorial Scholarship: Neil Beveridge.
The Susanne Ruth Springer Award: Danny Freiband.
The Judith DeWoskin Writing Awad: Audrey Jeffords.
The Dean Al Gallup Scholarship: Samuel Uribe-Botero.
The Bruce Bartman Memorial Scholarship: Isobel Ratner.