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Mia Goodman (left) poses for a photo with her diploma as her father, Jordan Goodman, snaps the shutter. Photos by Evan Thomas/22nd Century Media
Principal Brad Swanson speaks to seniors at HPHS graduation at Ravinia Music Festival in Highland Park on May 28.
Salutatorian Sarah Glazer speaks to students at the HPHS graduation ceremony.
Danielle Perlin, Staff Writer
7:44 am CDT June 21, 2014

Graduating Highland Park High School with the rest of her 495 classmates on May 28, Highland Park resident Gabrielle Levine said she almost quit high school “a lot of times” throughout the four years.

“The motivation from the teachers just telling [me] to keep going [and saying], ‘You’re going to make it.’ ... I actually got a tattoo saying stay strong to help me get through it,” Levine said, noting she will be attending art school in Florida this fall. “It’s worth it in the end, and I get to be [at graduation].”