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The Republic High School Class of 2015 rallying to get Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, or any other Seahawk to come speak at their graduation The Republic High School Class of 2015 rallying to get Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, or any other Seahawk to come speak at their graduation
REPUBLIC, Wash. -

Two years ago, the graduating class of Republic, a small mountain town in Northeastern Washington, had Sarah Palin as their graduation speaker.

Feeling inspired, this year, the Class of 2015 decided to invite the biggest celebrities in the state of Washington to speak at their graduation in June.

"It's either go big or go home with us," explained senior Anthony Lichterman. "And who could be bigger in the state of Washington than the Seattle Seahawks?"

Although they overwhelmingly would ideally like to see Russell Wilson speak in June, the soon to be graduates will welcome with open arms any of his teammates as well.

And, they are confident that whoever does show up, will like that their town is small, beautiful, and tight-knit like a family.

"The whole experience with something really little is something they may find unusually enjoyable," said Mr. Mike Lust, their class advisor.

Now, the 23 graduating seniors, are just waiting hopefully for a response from their favorite team, hoping that the Seahawks find it in their hearts, and their schedules, to be their 24th man.

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