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Graduation 2014: Wesley Chapel High

Geena Eapen, 18, Anna Monticco, 18, Nicole Nielsen, 17, and Jennifer Rodriguez, 18, get ready before Wesley Chapel High’s commencement exercises Friday at the Sun Dome in Tampa.

KENT NISHIMURA | Times

Geena Eapen, 18, Anna Monticco, 18, Nicole Nielsen, 17, and Jennifer Rodriguez, 18, get ready before Wesley Chapel High’s commencement exercises Friday at the Sun Dome in Tampa.

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

Graduation 2014: Wesley Chapel High 05/30/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:16pm]
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