WESLEY CHAPEL HIGH
NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 331
VALEDICTORIAN: Tierney Irwin
SALUTATORIAN: Nicole Nielsen
SPEAKERS: Principal Carin Nettles, Irwin and Nielsen
QUOTE: "I wish you peace, I wish you luck, I wish you love and most importantly, I wish you happiness." — principal Nettles
BEST ADVICE: "Live life (and) put the smartphone down." — valedictorian Irwin.
CLASS SONG: Good Riddance by Green Day
INTERESTING VISUALS: Seniors had a slide show of their own photos throughout school posted on the big screen at the Sun Dome to the tune of various songs, featuring the emotionally charged Vienna by Billy Joel. Additionally, families were able to post messages on the screen, where they congratulated individual students on college choices and completing 12 years of education.
ADDED BONUS: Each graduate received a school crest medallion, in addition to the traditional club-coordinated cords and sashes.
Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff