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2008-07-14 18:00:32

By BETH REESE CRAVEY Well-wishers kept telling John Westmoreland he was not sufficiently excited. When state grades were announced Tuesday, the school where he serves as principal, Ridgeview High, earned an A from students' 2008 scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, improving two grade levels from a C in 2007. The gravity of the accomplishment just took a while to sink in, he said. "I was really surprised. I thought maybe if we're lucky we'd get a B," he said. "It didn't...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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