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