Valedictorian: Racheljoy Capitola
Parents: Dave and Cora Capitola
GPA: 4.4285 weighted
Future school: Saint Leo University
Ideal career: Novelist
Most influential/best teacher: All of my teachers have left a lasting impact.
Favorite quote: "You are a quiet inspiration who inspires the people around you without having to speak." Mr. Wynne Black.
Hardships overcome: Worrying about finances and having to make decisions that impact the future.
Favorite book: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.
Clubs/Extracurricular: Cross country (captain), Book Club (president), track, Psychology Club, Ecology Club, National Honor Society, hospice volunteer.
How have the state of the economy and budget cuts affected your education? The economy has caused me to be more cost-worthy about my decisions for college. I worry about the future expenses schools will be faced with due to budget cuts.
Sage advice for the up and coming: Work hard, but remember to have fun and balance a social life; live life and be silly.
Name one thing you wish you had done in high school: I wish I had been more involved in clubs and activities such as talent shows and pep rallies.
Salutatorian: Hope Rozzi
Parents: Dawn and Daniel Rozzi
Future school: Pasco-Hernando Community College
Ideal career: Nurse practitioner
Most influential/best teacher: I don't consider any one teacher to be the best. I've enjoyed all of them.
Hardships overcome: Balancing time and managing priorities.
Favorite book: Bloodline by Kate Cary.
Clubs/Extracurricular: National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, counselor in training volunteer at summer camp.
How have the state of the economy and budget cuts affected your education? Budget cuts and the state of the economy have caused me to look at and apply for more scholarships.
Sage advice for the up and coming: Keep your priorities in check. Sometimes the workload can become overwhelming, but it is best to take things one at a time.
Name one thing you wish you had done in high school: I wish I would have gone to a home game.