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Riverton High has Largest Graduating Class in Utah

Riverton High has Largest Graduating Class in Utah



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Alex Cabrero ReportingThis year's largest graduating high school senior class in Utah received diplomas today.

Riverton High has Largest Graduating Class in Utah

It took about an hour and 10 minutes to read all 737 names of the Riverton High School Silverwolves Class of 2007.

They held the graduating exercise at the South Towne Expo Center.

Even with such a big class, students say they feel close to their classmates. "It's really hard to know everybody, but I'd like to say I know quite a few of them," said Riverton graduate Michael Emal.

"I think I know everyone. I know most of the people. I know most of the names, and I'm gonna miss them all," said graduate Andee Demie.

Riverton High School opened in 1999. The school had 2,600 students enrolled this year, which makes it the largest high school in the state.

Riverton High School Principal Steve Park says getting to know students is his biggest challenge. He says, "I'd like to get to know more of them. I get to as many as I can, but that's though."

Riverton High has Largest Graduating Class in Utah

Even still, being a part of such a large class, students say they don't feel like they were ignored. Mike Salvatore recently moved to the area. He says, "I found a group of friends really fast."

Graduate Lauren Catherall says, "It's gone by so fast. I can't even imagine. I just hope it goes faster in college."

With the growth in the area, Riverton might graduate even more students next year. There's been talk about building a new high school in Herriman.

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