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Anclote High valedictorian Tony Gavarny and Salutatorian Shannon Lewis

Tony Gavarny encourages students to challenge themselves. His next challenge: the University of Florida.

MICHELE MILLER | Times

Tony Gavarny encourages students to challenge themselves. His next challenge: the University of Florida.

Anclote High School

Valedictorian: Tony Gavarny

Parents: Tracy France, Ed Gavarny

GPA: 4.2916

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

GPA: 4.24

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.

Anclote High valedictorian Tony Gavarny and Salutatorian Shannon Lewis 05/10/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:34pm]
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