Friday, June 22, 2018
Education

Class of 2012: Nature Coast Technical High School

Commencement begins at 7:30 p.m. today at the school's football stadium, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. Rain date: 9 a.m. Saturday.

Valedictorian April Gillis

Grade point average: 4.5333

Mother: Cheryl Gillis

College: Cornell University, New York

Field of Study: human ecology

Salutatorian Jaclyn Rabideau

GPA: 4.5153

Parents: John and Valerie Rabideau

College: University of Florida

Field of Study: biochemistry

Best of the rest

3. Erica Hampson

4. Allison Twyman

5. Anika Thoopthong

6. Zachery Ekstrom

7. Taylor Lanning

8. Sara Saulnier

9. Aaron Murray

10. Tyler Fox

Class of 2012

Ali Abbas, Jeremie Abtey, Shaina Almasy, Jose Alonzo, Gabrielle Altieri, Erik Anderson, Carissa Anello, Leah Apoian, Karissa Armbruster, Jared Arnold, Kyle Arvay, Jordan Barnwell, Chase Barrett, Kyle Barsanti, Alexis Beetz, Madison Behling, Danielle Belmonte, Tyler Bergantino, Matthew Bergen, Brianna Bermudez, Vincent Bhend, Sean Bobbert,

Carter Bolesta, Jonathan Bonilla, Spencer Borras, Carcy Bossey, Michael Boylan, Alexander Bramell, Nicole Brennan, Ashley Brown, Sabine Brown, Tessa Brown, Kaitlyn Burbine, Nicole Burdick, Karrie Burgess, Desirea Burkes, Richard Burns, Tyler Bushman, Mariah Byrd, Brandy Calandro, Steve Camargo, John Campbell, Maria Campos, Jovani Cardenas,

Joseph Carleo, Susan Carollo, Shannon Carper, Carlos Carrasquillo, Emily Cascio, Stephanie Castanon, Caitlin Chase, Alexander Ciccone, Damon Clark, Darlene Clarkson, Quentin Cole, Amber Collins, Timothy Collins, Yannelle Colon, Amber Cooley, Sean Conrey, Joseph Conte, Justin Cotto, Brandon Cover, Courtney Crawford, Dalton Creese, Anna Crigger, Tanner Cummings,

Alexander Davis, Jacqueline DeAngelis, Thomas Decotis, Analisa Denny, Joshua Devanna, Antonia Dillard, Alyssa Dolce, Sarah Domingues, Ashlynn Donahoe, Michelle Doucet, Sumer Doulk, Sudia Downer, Carley Driscoll, Alesha Duffy, Paul Duncan, Mara Eberts, Zachery Ekstrom, Lorenzo Ellin, Amy Englund, Jose Estrada, Alexander Fedor, Joseph Feola, Dana Ferello,

Alexander Ferrara, Devante Finlay, Kerri Fleming, Mollie Fleming, Forrest Forcino, April Forget, Kory Foster, Alexa Foti, Tyler Fox, Jon Gaffney, Deonne Garrett, Claudia Garzon, Sydney Gecox, April Gillis, Corissa Glasheen, Emily Granda, Samantha Graves, Giovanni Greco, Samantha Gronau, Samantha Hagland, Savannah Halley,

Erica Hampson, Katerina Hantzis, Richard Hart, Zachary Hartman, Brandie Haynes, Austin Heller, Jonathan Henriques, Annie Hernandez, Peter Holloman, Amy Holmes, Josh Honigman, Jeffrey Horn, Christopher Howell, Joshua Hull, Lauren Hull, Dannae Hunter, Nicholas Iaciofano, Gregory Jarque, Kevin Jensen, Breann Johnson, Tonya Johnson,

Krista Jones, Kyle Judah, William Kazmer, Caleb Kenney, Gabrielle King, Rebecca Knapp, Devonae Knight, Samantha Kocsis, Zenon Kouts, Sabrina Krisa, Paige Kuhn, Tyler Kuzniar, Ryan Lallement, Mitchell Lambert, Taylor Lanning, Tatiana Lasanta, Bryanna Lawson, Lance Ledoux, Lauren Leighly, Courtney Liddle, Charles Liggett, Jeri Loffler,

Shihquanest Lofland, Peter Lombardo, Katheryne Lomio, Shelby Lopez, Jacqulyn Losurdo, Blake Lowman, William Luecke, Eric MacLean, Anthony Maffatone, Josiah Maher, Celeste Majzoub-Gappi, Falyn Maldonado, Cody Malone, Jeanette Mandeville, Anthony Manfre, Ryan Maniaci, Ali Mariani, Julievelis Marrero, Caleb Martin,

Athena Martinez, Erika Martinez, Nicholas Martinez, Anna Mason, Kailey Matamoros, Jesse Mazzia, Delanie McCabe, Courtney McCane, Roy McDowell, Jr., Tiffany McGuire, Marissa McKinnon, Arianna Medina, MacKenzie Medler, Summer Mills, Joseph Montagnino, Tyler Moore, Alex Morera, Elijah Moss, Aaron Murray, Marina Myers,

Andrew Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Jonathan Nguyen, Vivian Nguyen, Travis Nielson, Brianna Nieves, David Novak, Barbara Padilla, John Parker, Darrin Parker-Labadie, Joshua Patterson, Michaela Pearson, Joseph Perez, Joshua Phibbs, Samantha Philippeaux, Timothy Phillips, Lisa Picciarelli, Mallorie Pickersgill, Tamera Pierson, Samantha Pietras,

Alexandra Plummer, Aaron Poole, Allen Porterfield, Lyndsey Pospisil, Mindy Post, Lauren Powell, Jonathan Press, Marie Preston, Matthew Prouty, Kali Purdy, Marilyn Quijije, Jaclyn Rabideau, Derik Ramirez, Christopher Ramos, Meghan Rance, Sara Ray, Bryanna Reyes, Tyler Rich, Molly Riddle, Heather Rinaldo, Jessica Rinier,

Mitchel Rivett, Zack Rivett, Timothy Robbio, Orlando Rodriguez, Cynthia Rojas, Rachel Roscillo, Dava Ross, Brandon Rossi, Keith Runyon, Robert Ryan, Crystal Saleem, Nikolaus Sarver, Sara Saulnier, Jocelyn Schindler, Sarah Schuster, Dylan Scott, Lisa Servello, Chelsea Sessa, Frankie Sirico, Lauren Sirico, Racquel Skyers, Sarah Slenkamp,

Hanna Smith, Joshua Smith, Rudolph Smith, Gabriella Solorzano, Libbie Sowder, Kayla Stackhouse, Collin Steiger, Neisa Sterner, Darius Stewart, John Stratton, Patrick Suarez, Andrea Suiters, Courtney Sullivan, Angelina Surrena, Thomas Tambasco, Therese Thomson, Anika Thoopthong, Kyra Tibor, Michelle Tobon, Brandon Tomaselli,

Luis Torna, Emily Torres, Zachary Trezise, Cameron Tull, Emma Turpin, Allison Twyman, Tyquan Tyler, Brent Undestad, Ericka Urban, Anthony Varano, Osmilda Vargas, Summer Vasseur, Nicholas Verile, Austin Vermette, Keith Voyles, Robert Wadsworth, Christopher Wallace, Matthew Walters, Brian Watkins, Joshua Weaver,

Jordan Wildish, Ernestine Williams, Jeremy Williams, Stefanie Woder, David Woop, Sheriden Worner, Morgan Wright, Joshua Yagid, Dylan Yeager, Je'Nay Yore, Je'Nel Yore, Andrew Zeigler, Nicole Zink.

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