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Graduation 2014: East Lake High

Daniel Lueck and Isabel Mor talk while putting on their caps during Thursday’s ceremony in the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.


Daniel Lueck and Isabel Mor talk while putting on their caps during Thursday’s ceremony in the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.



VALEDICTORIANS: Drake Breeding (traditional); Joshua Berko (Engineering Academy)

SALUTATORIANS: Alexander Carbonelli (traditional); Dante Helffrich (Engineering Academy)

SPEAKERS: Breeding, Berko, Carbonelli and student government president Ashlyn TenBieg.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Twenty-four graduates also gained associates degrees from St. Petersburg College. One hundred students graduated with engineering corps certifications.

SPECIAL MOMENT: The senior choir performed Like an Eagle.

ADVICE: "We take with us the strength the (East Lake) eagle represents. … This strength carries us past our college education into our careers and lifestyle choice. … So congratulations Class of 2014. Let us not forget that we will always be eagles," said TenBieg.

PICTURE PERFECT: "It's up to each of us to find meaning in our own lives," Breeding said. "I don't know how the world works, and I don't know what the key to success is." But Breeding said he did know how to take a selfie, and the crowd cheered as he pulled out his cellphone and took a picture of himself and the graduates.

Lillian Skye Noble, St. Petersburg Collegiate High, tb-two* staff

Graduation 2014: East Lake High 06/05/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 12:59pm]
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