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More than 500 Highland Park High School students walked across the grand stage at Ravinia Park at 5 p.m. on May 29 to receive their well-earned diploma.
At the beginning of the ceremony, principal Deborah Finn announced the recipient of the 112th Medal of Honor as Amir Ahmed Saeed Fakhari. This Medal of Honor is awarded to best all around student during his or her senior year chosen by the staff of HPHS since 1907.
“The moment they called my name for it, it was as if time froze,” Fakhari said. “It was a very joyous moment for me.”