NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 33
VALEDICTORIAN: Jonathan Douglas Easterday
SALUTATORIAN: Stephen Charles Coleman
SPEAKERS: Dr. David L. Harding, pastor of St. Petersburg Presbyterian Church; Jacob Carl Endrulat, student body president; Coleman; Easterday; Adam Daniel Foster, class president; Mary Kate Newton, Upper School Spanish teacher; Nick Stratis, superintendent.
QUOTE: "Most of our lives began 18 years ago, and for that we can thank our parents." — Easterday
SPECIAL MOMENT: Each graduate was introduced individually during the processional and escorted on stage by their parents. The ceremony also included each graduate's favorite Bible verse and a highlight from his or her high school career.
NICE TOUCH: With a class of only 33, each senior had at least one pew reserved for family and friends at Starkey Road Baptist Church.
Katie Lamont, East Lake High, tb-two* staff