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Our Town: Wakulla High School, Class of 2013

In the stands at Wakulla High School
Posted at 5:01 PM, Dec 11, 2012

WAKULLA COUNTY (WTXL)-- Today more than 270 students are preparing for a milestone graduation ceremony from Wakulla High School. Although the countdown to graduation day is still several months again, the class of 2013 is already thinking of their future.

One senior, Garrett Woofter is a pitcher for the Wakulla High War Eagles, and he's hoping to continue to play ball in college.

"The dream is to go to a D-1 college, specifically somewhere in Texas," says Woofter.

Senior Devin Crockett is the band captain. He plans on staying local and attend Tallahassee Community College or Florida State University.

"After graduation I would like to go into some music programs," add Crockett.

Amber Alvarez and Demetrius Lindsey are this year's homecoming king and queen, and they say the recognition from their peers is a great send off.

”It's an honor to be liked by your peers knowing they appreciate you," says Alvarez.

"I plan on going to USF and major in mass communication… probably do the whole film and production process and still play football too."

These are the types of dreams school leaders say these students can accomplish. Such was the case with former FSU football star Nigel Braham, who now plays for the Buffalo Bills; local attorney Frances Casey Lowe; the Wakulla County School District superintendent Robert Pearce; Tallahassee plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Harper. All are graduates from Wakulla High School.

Similar to other graduating classes, many feel the 2013 class will end up being something special.

"This class is so special because they embrace everyone with open arms. They are incredibly loving," says school board member Melisa Taylor.

Even after graduation day on June 1, 2013, you can bet these students will carry that war eagle spirit with them for the rest of their lives.