The Tampa Bay Times asked the 2013 valedictorians and salutatorians at Pinellas County's public schools to share some of the highlights from their high school careers. To start the conversation, we asked them to consider these questions (zip through the accompanying photos to find their answers).
LEARNING: What is one thing you didn't expect to learn?
INFLUENCED BY: Who has influenced you most and why?
SHOUT-OUT: Is there is a teacher you want to thank?
BEST MEMORY: Do you have one?
MADE IT THROUGH: Your toughest high school moment?
PASSION IN LIFE: What's yours?
WISHFUL FRIEND: Is there a famous person you'd like to know through Facebook?
Times staff writer Dolly Brosan contributed to this report.