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OSCEOLA HIGH SCHOOL

 
Published May 18, 2006|Updated Sept. 3, 2009

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