NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 443
VALEDICTORIAN: Alyssa Baez
SALUTATORIAN: Sahar Takshi
SPEAKERS: Principal Thomas Morrill, Baez and Takshi
MADE YOU LOOK: "We have spent hours looking for the pool on the third floor," Takshi said, joking about the common prank pulled on freshmen at Gaither that claims there is a school pool, located on the (nonexistent) third floor.
FAMOUS PEOPLE QUOTED: President Barack Obama, Dr. Seuss, Pamela Melroy, Winston Churchill
COLOR COORDINATED: Students with GPAs of 4.0 or above wore white caps and gowns for the ceremony.
BEST ADVICE: "It is failure that inspires us to do better." — Baez
MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Selected seniors performed Friends, by Michael W. Smith, after both speeches.
Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff