NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 475
VALEDICTORIAN: Kelly Marie Wittel
SALUTATORIAN: Stephanie LeeAnne Erickson
SPEAKERS: Wittel, Erickson, senior class president Janelle Nichole Urra, principal Jake Russell.
INSPIRATION: Urra quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
MEMORABLE LINE: "We spent most of (our freshman year) trying to adjust to waking up at 6 in the morning. Some of us are still making that adjustment." — Erickson
A SPECIAL MOMENT: Former superintendent Walter L. Sickles, the school's namesake, was present as an honored guest. Graduating members of the school chorus performed OneRepublic's Good Life, accompanied by student violinists and a guitar player.
CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Forty-seven percent of the senior class graduated with honors, with a GPA of 4.0 or above.
Kate Fueyo, Tampa Prep, tb-two* staff