Friends, family and loved ones crowded Wesbanco Arena Sunday to see 409 Wheeling Park Patriots receive their high school diplomas.
Valedictorian Sierra Cirrone, Salutatorian Grant Robertson, Class President Blake Humphrey and Student Council President Karen Laska, all addressed their fellow students as they finished their final chapter of high school, and prepare to trade it in for the college edition.
Topics included everything from success to failure...Taco Bell to Drake but it all got started with the quote of the day from Olympian Mary Lou Retton.
"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It is our goal in life to find it and keep it lit," said Student Council President Karen Laska
Local attorney Steven Thomakos was named Wheeling Park's "outstanding Alumnus" and scholarships were also handed out to graduating students. The Class of 2014 also donated their excess budget, towards a new computer lab.