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Graduation 2014: Indian Rocks Christian School



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

Graduation 2014

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Graduation 2014: Indian Rocks Christian School 05/23/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:02pm]
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