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Genesis Preparatory School Class of 2013 valedictorian and salutatorian

Alfred Jennett | valedictorian

Parents: Ralph and Aleta Jennett.

GPA: 3.95 Weighted: 4.37

Future school: University of Florida Honors College

Ideal career: scientist

Most influential/best teacher: Farhad Azar

Favorite quote

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."

B.B. King

Favorite book: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Clubs/extracurriculars: Basketball, cross country, Junior State of America, Student Council (secretary), Interact Club

If you could increase spending on education, what areas do you think deserve the most attention? I would increase teachers' salaries to try to retain good teachers, which would improve the quality of education.

Sage advice for the up-and-coming: Develop good study habits as early as possible.

Name something you wish you had done during your tenure in high school. I wish I had procrastinated less on assignments in high school.

 

Tiffany Nicholson | salutatorian

Parents: John and Donna Nicholson

GPA: 3.9 Weighted: 4.2

Future school: University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Ideal career: marine biologist

Most influential/best teacher: Paula Sparks

Hardships overcome: The loss of my mother and brother when I was 5, yet, I was lucky to have my grandparents adopt me.

Favorite quote: "It only takes one to make a difference. Be that one." Patrick George

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Clubs/extracurriculars: Interact Club (vice president), Student Council (president), varsity soccer, volleyball, basketball, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Science Fair

If you could increase spending on education, what areas do you think deserve the most attention? I have always been an active participant in the science studies and have participated in many science fairs. While all areas of education are important, science brings an advanced way of creating new innovations and ideas to the world.

Sage advice for the up-and-coming: Always remember that, no matter how hard a situation may seem to be, there will always be a better day.

Genesis Preparatory School Class of 2013 valedictorian and salutatorian 06/07/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 7, 2013 8:46pm]
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