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Elfers Christian School valedictorian, salutatorian

Elfers Christian School

Valedictorian: Karly Kryza

GPA: 4.42 weighted

Future school: Pasco Hernando Community College

Major: undecided

Ideal career: Missions/photography/counselor

Most inspirational person: Aside from Jesus, who is my biggest inspiration, I would say Mr. Jim Schienle, a professor at PHCC. He continually looks for the silver lining in all circumstances that come his way. His strength is what inspires me most.

Best advice/quote: When troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance has fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4.

Hardships overcome: Transitioning from a large public school to a small private school.

Favorite place on campus: The sanctuary, because it's my place where I can go to freely worship. I'm blessed to be at a school where this is encouraged.

Favorite book: Crazy Love by Frances Chan

Clubs and extracurricular activities: Phi Theta Kappa, Christian Honor Society, youth group, leading music in children's chapel, tutoring, homeless ministry

How would you improve your school or education in general? I'd like to see more fine arts opportunities at Elfers Christian School.

Any sage advice for the up and coming? Live a life that's pleasing to the Lord, and continually seek and talk to him about his unique plan for you. Keep him first, above all else, and you will be incredibly blessed. Pour out your cup before him — the one that's filled with your plans, your hopes and your dreams and allow him to fill it back up with what he desires for you and your life. His plans are always better than our own.

Salutatorian: Sara Supernault

GPA: 4.23 weighted

Future school: Pasco Hernando Community College

Major: Criminal justice/mathematics

Ideal career: Coast Guard or law enforcement

Most inspirational person: My parents. Throughout my life they have always been there to encourage me and guide me in the right direction.

Best advice/quote: Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Thomas Edison

Favorite place on campus: The gym/volleyball court

Favorite book: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Clubs and extracurricular activities: Club Storm of Tampa Church, boarding horses, job at Circle G Ranch and Pet Supply

How would you improve your school or education in general? More class options would be helpful —- possibly honors and more electives.

Any sage advice for the up and coming? Many people do not take high school as serious as they should. They do not realize how much their grade point average matters, usually, until it's too late. Do not be lazy, because your acceptance to college is measured highly by your high school career.

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