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Valedictorian to give taped speech to accommodate Shavuot observance [VIDEO]

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June 6, 2011 | 2:30 pm

The valedictorian at a northern California high school is planning to deliver her graduation address via a pre-recorded audio message in order to observe Shavuot.

Carolyn Fine worked out the arrangement with Vacaville High School officials, according to The Reporter, Vacaville’s local newspaper.

“They really took good care of me,” Fine told the paper, regarding her school’s administrators. “They’ve been very understanding.”

She decided to have her address recorded so as not to have to use a microphone. Fine intends to walk to the June 9 ceremony to avoid riding on the holiday.

Fine, who says she has gradually become more religiously observant, plans to attend Yeshiva University’s Stern College for women in New York in the fall and study math. This summer she plans to study at Machon Alte, a Chabad-run women’s seminary in Safed, Israel.

Video courtesy of CBS News.

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