TAMPA CATHOLIC HIGH
NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 148
VALEDICTORIAN: Ryan Akio Tamashiro
SALUTATORIAN: Amanda Grace Brennan
SPEAKERS: Assistant principal Therese Jackson, principal Thomas J. Reidy, Brennan, Tamashiro and Alberto Vazquez Matos, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
SPECIAL MOMENT: In what is slowly becoming tradition, Brennan took a senior class selfie after her speech, then joked, "Don't worry, I'll be sure to hashtag it #jesusinourheartsforever," a phrase used in the invocation.
MILESTONE: The ceremony marked the 50th commencement in Tampa Catholic's history.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Reidy invited all Tampa Catholic alumni to stand with students as he presented the graduating class of 2014.
Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff