NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 475
VALEDICTORIAN: Alexandra Carroll
SALUTATORIAN: Michael Clennan
SPEAKERS: Principal Gerald Schlereth, senior class president Gianna Diaz, Clennan and Carroll
MUSIC: Mashup of Best Day of My Life, by American Authors, and It's Time, by Imagine Dragons, performed by the Countryside High Chorus
MAGICAL THINKING: "Finally I realized that a magic owl would not swoop in and tell me that I was accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry," Carroll said, referring to when she started to take school seriously.
FAMOUS PEOPLE QUOTED: J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, Walt Whitman
CLASS GIFT: The Countryside High Class of 2014 will plant trees where portable classrooms were removed on campus.
Michael Newcomer, Stony Brook University, tb-two* staff