More than 300 students graduated Thursday from Selma High. But a host of other numbers tell the story of commencement and Selma's graduating seniors:
The school: Selma High
School mascot: Bears
School colors: Black and orange
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Number of graduates: 314
Time to complete graduation procession: 17 minutes
Number of valedictorians: 14
Number of salutatorians: 1
Total number of scholarships: 126
Total value of scholarships: $83,350
Some colleges graduates will attend: UCLA, UC Berkeley, Fresno State, San Francisco State, Sacramento State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Attendance at graduation ceremony: about 300
Principal: Mark Babiarz
Superintendent: Mark Sutton
What the school district superintendent said to the Class of 2010: "It has been a pleasure to watch you all become young adults ready to take what's ahead. ... As a group, you are very close to one another. It is impressive to see how you all look out for one another."
Class speakers: All 14 valedictorians had something to say.
Best quotes: "With the closing of this coveted moment, we transcend the bounds of adversity." --Sahil Kang, a valedictorian
"We must know that the past is never ending. With every passing moment, we can improve our past as a whole by making the most of the present moment." --Estevan Ortega, a valedictorian
"There were those times when we felt like giving up, but we kept on going, holding the image of this day in our heads." --Stephanie Garcia, a valedictorian