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Class of 2013: Hillsborough public schools' top scholars

Here's a look at the 2013 valedictorians and salutatorians at Hillsborough County's public schools. Click on the accompanying photos to learn more about these scholars, including where they'll continue their studies.

The following valedictorians and salutatorians are not pictured:

Alonso High School valedictorian: Razanne Oueini

GPA: 6.44

Alonso High School salutatorian: Ellen Shepherd

GPA: 6.1242

Blake High School salutatorian: Gisell Reyes-Zepeda

GPA: 4.9972

Chamberlain High School salutatorian: Ashlee Don Klap

GPA: 6.92

Jefferson High School valedictorian: Son Hoang Dang

GPA: 6.37

Jefferson High School salutatorian: Maxwell J. Duncan

GPA: 6.30

Jefferson High School Magnet valedictorian: Robert Joseph Portuges Jr.

GPA: 6.31

Jefferson High School Magnet salutatorian: U'Kera V. Gadsden

GPA: 6.15

King High School valedictorian: Jennifer Hayden

GPA: 7.12

King High School salutatorian: Jose A. Jesurajan

GPA: 6.69

King High School International Baccalaureate valedictorian: Eric Chao

GPA: 8.51

King High School International Baccalaureate salutatorian: Boya Wane

GPA: 8.16

Lennard High School valedictorian: Corey J. Ashmeade, 18

GPA: 6.74

Parents: George and Verdi Ashmeade

College: University of Florida

Studying: Political science or engineering

Steinbrenner High School valedictorian: Ana Cheng

GPA: 7.34

Steinbrenner High School salutatorian: Jake Solomon

GPA: 7.02

Compiled by Times staff writers Arielle Waldman, Keeley Sheehan and Jimmy Geurts.

Class of 2013: Hillsborough public schools' top scholars 05/31/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:44am]
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