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Curtain falls on Davidson seniors' high school careers

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With high school’s end, the 2012 graduates of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School danced onto a bigger stage in life knowing the past four years were much more than an act in a play.

“We can enter the collegiate world with the great understanding that our lives do not have to be limited to one specific goal,” said salutatorian Anna Hadsell, who will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Davidson’s unique course schedule allowed her class to explore their artistic interests and pursue strong academics every day, she said.

Valedictorian Danielle Rossi sang a similar tune, saying Davidson afforded her classmatesto hone skills many never develop.

“Never did I imagine I would walk out of this school as a ballerina or a film producer,” said Rossi, who will attend Rice University.

The best education, she said, came not from academic classes but from countless hours of music, art and theater practice and rehearsals.

“Through our fine arts we have learned dedication, teamwork and leadership,” she said. “We are students and artists who have the world open to us both academically and creatively.”

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