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Graduation 2013: Sickles High



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

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Graduation 2013: Sickles High 05/31/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 31, 2013 8:46pm]
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