Anclote High School
Valedictorian: Tony Gavarny
Parents: Tracy France, Ed Gavarny
Future school: University of Florida
Ideal career: Engineering
Most influential or best teacher: Elementary teacher Mrs. Lyman
Favorite book: Animal Farm by George Orwell
Clubs/extracurricular activities: Ecology Club, part-time job at Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill
Sage advice: Challenge yourself.
One thing you wish you did in high school but didn't: Be more involved in clubs.
Best advice: My dad told me to work smarter, not harder.
Salutatorian: Shannon Lewis
Parents: Scott and Denise Lewis
Future school: University of Florida to study sports medicine and be a "Mighty Fighting Gator"
Ideal career: Physical therapist
Most influential or best teacher: Science teacher and coach Stephanie Simon
Favorite quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Hardships overcome: Moving to Florida during my freshman year and having to start high school not knowing anybody.
Clubs/extracurricular activities: National Honor Society, FCA, varsity soccer, cheerleading, golf, tennis, cashier at Tommy's Produce, part-time nanny.
How has the state of the economy/budget cuts impacted your education and/or your future plans? The cost of my education has greatly increased, but I realize it will all be worth it in the end.
Sage advice: Get involved. One of the best things to do in high school is to find out what you enjoy and make the most of it.
One thing you wish you did in high school but didn't: Started getting involved in clubs and sports in my freshman year.