State College of Florida graduation at a glance
Graduates: 840, with 323 attending graduation ceremonies at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota.
Historic note: 54 associate degree graduates received their high school diploma on Thursday night from the SCF Collegiate School.
Speaker: Wilson G. Bradshaw, president of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.
Best quote: "Wow, because I was home schooled I never stepped inside of a traditional classroom before (attending SCF). I was terrified." Outstanding Associate Graduate Evan Rimel.
Shining moment: The beautiful and unique rendition of the National Anthem by the State College of Florida Choir.