Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Elfers Christian School 2012 valedictorian and salutatorian

Valedictorian Melissa Morelli

Parents: Den and Cindy Morelli.

GPA: 4.71 weighted

Future school: Clearwater Christian College

Ideal career: Medical missionary

Most influential or best teacher: Bible Class teacher Chris Gates

Best advice: "Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established." Proverbs 16: 3

Favorite book: The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

Clubs/extracurricular: Volleyball, volunteering at hospice, babysitting

Sage advice: Savor every last moment of high school — the good and the bad. It's over before you even realize it!

One thing you wish you had done in high school: Applied more effort to everything — school work, friendships and all the interactions. I'm sure I could have done more!

Salutatorian Heather Ward

Parents: Rebecca Ward

GPA: 4.48 weighted

Future school: University of South Florida

Ideal career: Dietician

Most influential teacher: Chemistry teacher Crystal Kryder

Best advice: "Hate what people do, not who people are." My nana.

Favorite book: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Clubs/extracurricular: I work for a bounce house company, painting faces.

Sage advice: Enjoy your year, it goes by really fast.

One thing you wish you had done in high school: I wish I had played a sport.

Elfers Christian School 2012 valedictorian and salutatorian 06/08/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 8, 2012 6:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Car bomb kills 13, injures 24 in Baghdad; Islamic State claims responsibility

    World

    BAGHDAD — A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight today, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said.

  2. Leaping shark floors angler in Australia

    World

    In The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway's protagonist battles for three days to pull in his prized catch. For Terry Selwood, it came a little more suddenly.

    A 9-foot shark lies on the deck of a fishing boat at Evans Head, Australia on Sunday. Fisherman Terry Selwood said he was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the shark struck him with a fin as it landed on him on the deck. [Lance Fountain via AP]
  3. Rays rally twice to beat Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Starting Erasmo Ramirez on Monday after he closed out Sunday's marathon win turned out, despite the Rays' best intentions and rigid insistence, to be a bad idea as he gave up four runs without getting through three innings.

    Erasmo Ramirez, starting a day after closing a 15-inning marathon, struggles against the Rangers and comes out after throwing 43 pitches in 21/3 innings.
  4. Britain investigating missed signals over Manchester bomber

    World

    LONDON — Britain's domestic intelligence agency, MI5, is investigating its response to warnings from the public about the threat posed by Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people and wounded dozens more in an attack at a crowded Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, last week.

    People gather Monday at St. Ann’s Square in Manchester, England, to view tributes to victims of the suicide bombing that killed 22 on May 22 as a concert by Ariana Grande was concluding.
  5. Trump condemns killing of pair who tried to stop racist rant

    Nation

    The mayor of Portland, Ore., on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade.

    Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. From left are Coco's brother, Desmond Douglas; her father, Christopher Douglas; and her stepmother, Angel Sauls. [Associated Press]