NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 433
VALEDICTORIAN: Mikayla Bridges
SALUTATORIANS: Jared Hayduke and Christina Price
SPEAKERS: Beatrice Patrizi, welcome address; senior class president Claire Jennings, principal Dr. Thomas Brittain, Bridges, Hayduke, Price
ODD SUPERLATIVE: Hayduke, 18, was hailed for "best calves" in the yearbook. Interviewed before the ceremony, he credited four years of cross country and walking on his toes a lot for the honor.
EXCHANGE SENIOR: Patrizi, 17, from Rome, spent this school year as an American high school senior. Although she walked in the graduation, she won't be receiving a diploma because Italy requires five years of high school. She said the biggest differences between school in Italy and the United States are that Italian schools focus more on studying and don't offer as many extracurricular activities. Patrizi delivered the welcome address in English and Italian. She said she is going to miss her friends when she returns to Rome.
FAMOUS PEOPLE QUOTED: Walt Disney, Bill Cosby, C.S. Lewis
QUOTE: "High school is not our destination; high school is only a stepping stone in our journey." — Jennings
Angela Skane, University of Florida, tb-two* staff