Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Graduation 2014: Seminole High



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

Graduation 2014: Seminole High 06/03/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred moves closer to wanting a decision on Rays stadium

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred called Wednesday for urgency from Tampa Bay area government leaders to prioritize and move quicker on plans for a new Rays stadium.

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks with reporters at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
  2. Rays journal: Homer-happiness returns against Blue Jays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays are back to hitting home runs, which was the norm of the offense for much of the season before the offense went cold.

    Adeiny Hechavarria greets teammate Kevin Kiermaier after his home run during the third inning at the Trop.
  3. Jones: Stop talking and start building a new Rays stadium

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was good to see Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, talking Rays baseball and the hope for a new stadium somewhere in Tampa Bay.

    Commissioner Rob Manfred is popular with the media on a visit to Tropicana Field.
  4. Ousted to political Siberia by Corcoran, Kathleen Peters sets sights on Pinellas Commission

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The perks of power in Tallahassee are a coveted chairmanship, a Capitol office in a prime location and a prominent seat on the House floor. Now Rep. Kathleen Peters has lost all three, but here's the twist: Her trip to "Siberia" might actually help her reach the next step on the Tampa Bay political …

    Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-South Pasadena, has been relegated to the back row in the State House chamber, moved to a fouth floor office and stripped of her job as chairwoman of a House subcommittee after a series of disagreements with House Speaker Richard Corcoran. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  5. What do kids need to stay away from deadly auto theft epidemic?

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — More than a dozen black teenagers told U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist on Wednesday that children need stronger mentors and youth programs to steer clear of the auto theft epidemic plaguing Pinellas County.

    Congressman Charlie Crist (center) listens as Shenyah Ruth (right), a junior at Northeast High School, talks during Wednesday's youth roundtable meeting with community leaders and kids. They met to discuss the ongoing car theft epidemic among Pinellas youth and how law enforcement, elected officials, and community organizations can work together to put an end to this dangerous trend. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]