NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 517
VALEDICTORIAN: Laura Del Castillo
SALUTATORIAN: Nicole Moore
SPEAKERS: Principal Pamela Bowden, Corey Hamm (senior class president), Moore and Castillo.
QUOTE: "I found a passion for helping others," Moore explained. Joking, she added, "too bad there's not a major for that."
MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Selected seniors performed I Was Here by Lady Antebellum in between speeches.
CLASS SONG: Lean On Me by Bill Withers
CLASS MOTTO: "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." — Andre Gide
CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENT: 213 students, or 46% of the senior class, graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average or higher. Also, the class received over $6 million in scholarship money.
Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff