NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 532
VALEDICTORIAN: Earl Bell
SALUTATORIAN: Kiana Outen
SPEAKERS: Senior class president Yvonne Bertovich, principal Bradley Woods, Outen and Bell.
QUOTE: "Today is all things: your past, your present, your future." — Bertovich
BEST ADVICE: "In order to fail or pass, you must make a conscious effort." — Woods, restating what he told the class at their sophomore assembly.
STANDOUT SPEECH: Outen rhymed her speech in the style of Dr. Seuss, finishing with a quote from the famous poet — "You're onto great places, you're on your way."
SPECIAL MOMENT: Bell got the crowd laughing and nostalgic when he said, "We were booed at pep rallies together as freshmen, and as sophomores we booed at the freshmen together."
CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENT: 233 students graduated with a 4.0 GPA or higher.
Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff