Avery Pasko (above) and Anna Hertler, friends since their first day in kindergarten, were valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
Meantime, 125 middle school students, wearing vivid red gowns, gathered with their families and teachers for their commencement at Count Basie Fields.
Lily Costa was class valedictorian, and Samantha Martinez was salutatorian.
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