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Graduation 2014: Wiregrass Ranch High

While on stage, salutatorian Nikhil Thota takes a selfie with the Class of 2014 at the USF Sun Dome on Saturday.

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While on stage, salutatorian Nikhil Thota takes a selfie with the Class of 2014 at the USF Sun Dome on Saturday.

WIREGRASS RANCH HIGH

NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 473

VALEDICTORIAN: Chelsea Chitty

SALUTATORIAN: Nikhil Thota

SPEAKERS: Principal Robyn White, assistant principal Jimmy DuBose, Briana Swain (Student Council president), Grace Olsen (senior class president), Chitty and Thota.

QUOTE: "Stay forever classy, Wiregrass." — Swain

A LITTLE MORE PERSONAL: White highlighted at least 20 seniors during her speech, incorporating their career paths or accomplishments during high school.

SPECIAL MOMENT: Thota opened his speech taking a selfie with the entire senior class. Olsen later said Thota stole her idea, and she, too, proceeded to take a selfie.

MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Wiregrass Ranch's choir performed Go the Distance from Disney's Hercules.

FAMOUS PEOPLE QUOTED: Hugh Downs, Eleanor Roosevelt and Steve Jobs.

By Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff

Graduation 2014: Wiregrass Ranch High 05/31/14 [Last modified: Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:51pm]

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