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The International Baccalaureate Class of 1987 at St. Petersburg High School poses together near a school entrance back in the day. It's been 30 years since St. Petersburg High became Florida's first IB school. To mark the occasion, the school on Monday hosted an anniversary event in conjunction with the annual IB Senior Celebration at The Coliseum. Students and a few teachers from the Class of 1987 were there to rub shoulders with the newly graduated IB seniors from the Class of 2017.

Hailed as 'pioneers,' students from St. Petersburg High's first IB class return 30 years later

ST. PETERSBURG — The students came from all over Pinellas County, some enduring hot bus rides to a school far from home. At first, they barely knew what to call themselves. All they knew was that they were in for a challenge. St. Petersburg High was the first public school in Florida with an International Baccalaur …