INDIAN ROCKS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 61
VALEDICTORIAN: Christopher Parish
SALUTATORIAN: Ian Fitzpatrick
SPEAKERS: Superintendent Walter Weller, Pastor Jeff Parish, guidance counselor Dee Bates, Christopher Parish, Ian Fitzpatrick and Alex Buchanan.
SPECIAL MOMENT: Slideshow at the beginning of the ceremony featured each student's senior portrait.
NOTABLE: Each student was escorted by their parents and had their high school achievements and future plans announced to the crowd.
QUOTE: "Don't make me send him after you." Walter Weller speaking about principal Perry Banse, should students get out of line in the future.
BEST ADVICE: "Don't let comfort lead you into an ordinary life" said valedictorian Christopher Parish, who choked up and became teary-eyed during his speech, finishing off with a strangled "I love you guys."
WOW MOMENT: Seniors of the choir performed a surprise, singing The Goodbye Song from Smash, the musical-drama television show. The audience clapped along and sang.
Katie Lamont, East Lake High / St. Petersburg College, tb-two* staff