Manatee High School graduation
Number of graduates: 424
Speakers: Robert Firkins, Ashley Ogedegbe, Ryder Bilter, Benjamin Moskowitz
Shining moment: Graduating members of the choir, sinfonia and wind ensemble joined the underclassmen to perform "Omnia Sol"
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Best quote: "We were striving toward the same goal of walking across this stage to obtain what some may see as just a piece of paper but what we know to be so much more than that -- a future." -- Ashley Ogedegbe
Interesting sight: Friends and family members held posters, banners, fat heads and even passed beach balls throughout the crowded bleachers.
-- Elizabeth Johnson