Talk:List of Pensacola High School graduating classes

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I've included the class song as a table column, but there are other ephemera like class mottos, class flowers, etc. that I didn't include. Does anyone have a problem with either the inclusion of the song or non-inclusion of other info? Also, the original list of valedictorians by User:Sethisodd had Javarius Powell for 2008, but I found a PNJ article profiling all the area valedictorians that had Kerstin Lashay Fleming. — admin • talk  16:04, 29 June 2009 (CDT)

Personally, I think the inclusion of the song and the non-inclusion of other info. is a little odd. After all, why would the song be more important than any of the other class info? I think if anything, the motto should be included, but that's just my opinion. Sethisodd 16:27, 29 June 2009 (CDT)
Well, that's probably just the designer in me — i.e. the song title is short enough that it won't knock everything else into multiple rows. :) Also I figured songs are more representative of the zeitgeist than mottos, which are virtually interchangeable from decade to decade, and one article I found in the PNJ archives had a song but no motto. — admin • talk  16:44, 29 June 2009 (CDT)
I don't know. I personally think, as a current high school student, that a class song really isn't important to the overall scheme of things, but that's just me. We can see what others think. Also, regarding Javarius Powell, I'm at the UWF Library right now and just found the microfilm of the PNJ article you were talking about (I'm presuming it is the same article). I know Javarius Powell gave a speech at 2008 graduation, and only the regular valedictorian and IB valedictorian give speeches. I'll check my program again at home, as it's possible that the PNJ could have been written and then a last minute change have occurred in GPAs between Kerstin Lashay Fleming and Javarius. Also, are the 2001 salutatorian spots blank because they weren't readily available? I might be able to find a PNJ microfilm while I'm here if you have an idea as to the approximate date of graduation (probably earlier than it is nowadays). Sethisodd 17:18, 29 June 2009 (CDT)
Yeah, I remember hating the song my class selected (which I can't remember anyway) and otherwise not caring. BUT it's the kind of thing that might be interesting to future generations, and it's something I've found consistently in several archived PNJ articles. The 2001 salutatorians weren't in the article I found. Did you know the PNJ has digital archives back to 1999 that can be accessed for free with a library card? It's possible the salutatorians were listed in an article that didn't get archived digitally, but a better bet might be to check the school's records. — admin • talk  12:31, 30 June 2009 (CDT)
I actually did not know that. That's very interesting. Also, what would be an easy way of accessing the school's records? I'm still there one more year so I could do whatever is necessary. Let me know. Also, on an unrelated note, saw the article about Pensapedia today in the PNJ. Cool stuff. :) Sethisodd 21:33, 5 July 2009 (CDT)
Issue finally resolved. I was able to track down Javarius, and I found out that he was the class president and thus gave the class message. That was the speech I remember him giving. Kerstin Fleming was indeed the valedictorian.