Tarpon Springs High School
© St. Petersburg Times
published June 7, 2002
NUMBER OF STUDENTS WALKING IN CEREMONY: 280
VALEDICTORIANS: Michal Leszczynski and Priscilla Adams
SALUTATORIAN: John Harter
SPEAKERS: Leszczynski; Adams; Harter; student council president Jacklyn Buck; and senior class president Martha Scoggins, presenting the senior class gift
BEST QUOTE: Harter spoke about the butterfly effect, chaos theory and told teachers: "Mathematically, your reach is exponential."
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Students successfully lobbied to have their principal, John Nicely, returned to the school earlier this year after he was transferred for an incident involving a student's grade.
LENGTH OF CEREMONY: One hour, 43 minutes.
CLASS GIFT: A mural in the school's new cafeteria
CLASS SONG: Here's to the Night by Eve 6
BEHIND THE SCENES: Parents guzzled bottled water and used personal fans to keep cool in the football stadium.
SCENES AND SIGHTS: Students passed around an inflatable man, which was promptly taken away by an administrator.
SEPT. 11: Buck and Nicely spoke about the day, and chorus member Romando Mathis sang God Bless America in remembrance.
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