It took countless hours of studying, finishing mountains of homework and ceaseless self-discipline, but 71 St. Paul High School seniors earned the right to flip their tassels on Sunday afternoon.
"You have been in school for 13 years. You can equate that into 2,314 days since you were in kindergarten. (That) is 16,198 hours. Wow -- you've been in school a longtime ... you are to be congratulated for achieving the milestone of today," an impressed Walter Klimaski, president of Norwalk Catholic School, told seniors.