NUMBER OF STUDENTS WALKING IN CEREMONY: 342
SIZE OF CLASS WHEN IT STARTED HIGH SCHOOL: 745
VALEDICTORIAN: Amanda Shirley
SALUTATORIAN: Chad Weber
OTHER SPEAKERS: Principal Carol Moore; School Board member Mary Russell; student council president Kristina Thompson; class president Erin Everts; senior Nathaniel Williams.
BEST QUOTE: "Do not be satisfied. Never stand still,'' - class president Everts
LENGTH OF CEREMONY: 1 hour, 55 minutes.
CLASS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 23 cum laude graduates; 37 summa cum laude graduates; 20 magna cum laude graduates
BEHIND THE SCENES: The senior class chose teachers Christie McMullen and Linda Stachowicz to call graduates to the stage for their diplomas. Stachowicz had the honor of calling out her own daughter's name - Stephanie Stachowicz
A KODAK MOMENT: Graduate Campbell Meyer receiving cheers from the crowd for the handspring he performed after going through the faculty receiving line
FAMOUS PEOPLE QUOTED: George Matheson, Scottish theologian: "We conquer - not in any brilliant fashion - we conquer by continuing.''
IN TRIBUTE: Principal Carol Moore asked the assembled to remember history teacher Kathleen Snyder, who died in January
SOMETHING EXTRA: In addition to their regular diplomas, each graduate received a medallion, a single, coral-colored rose to give to their families, and a wallet-sized diploma
CLASS SONG: Alma Mater: "To you dear Osceola/We sing our highest praise ... Your fame dear Osceola/ Our constant aim will be''
CLASS GIFT: $1,500
- RITA FARLOW, Times staff writer