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Graduation times, dates and a glimpse at the Class of 2013

Wiregrass Ranch High School

Graduation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the USF Sun Dome.

Number of graduates: 430

Co-valedictorians: Hannah Eder and Nikita Shah

Salutatorian: Emily Payne

Award winners: Nikita Shah is the Outstanding Senior.

Turnaround Student of the Year: Kendall L. McAfee

Leading the Pack: Emily Payne is the first National Merit Finalist in the school's seven-year history.

Notable: The Class of 2013 has received more than $2 million in scholarships.

Where they're going: Nikita Shah will be attending Harvard University.

Sunlake High School

Graduation: 1 p.m. Saturday at the USF Sun Dome.

Number of graduates: 340

Valedictorian: Ashelynne Hanold

Salutatorian: Christopher Harmon

Award winners: The peer-nominated Outstanding Senior is Rachel Floyd. Christopher Harmon is the only National Achievement Scholar in Pasco County.

Turnaround Student of the Year: Andrew R. Satterfield

Leading the Pack: Alex Ruiz is the girls weightlifting state champion.

Notable: The total of scholarships awarded is $1,065,990. Diedre Yocum was offered full scholarships for University of South Florida, Ohio State University and Tulane University, the total sum of which is $267,000. She will attend University of South Florida on a full four-year scholarship.

Where they're going: Christopher Harmon will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Devan Worth will attend New York University. Joshua Wilford will attend Brigham Young University. Rachel Floyd will attend University of Florida.

Mitchell High School

Graduation: 5 p.m. Saturday at the USF Sun Dome. Graduation includes eSchool.

Number of graduates: 390

Valedictorian: Paige DePagter

Salutatorian: Samantha Page

Award winners: Manh Trac is the Outstanding Senior. Anthony Pack is Mr. Mitchell and Kayla Asensio is Miss Mitchell. Devin McCaffrey and Claudia Cancello are Mitchell Athletes of the Year. Paige DePagter is the District Pride Science recipient. Casey Weinert received the Congressional Art Merit award. Twelve students received Pasco Education Foundation Scholarships, and 96 students have earned Florida Bright Futures Scholarships.

Turnaround Student of the Year: Francisco R. Cubias

Leading the Pack: Thirty-four seniors are graduating summa cum laude, 52 students are graduating magna cum laude and 110 students are graduating cum laude. Eighty graduating seniors have been on the honor roll for all four years of school. Twenty-five students passed the certified medical administrative assistant exam, which will allow them to work in the front office of a medical organization. Sixteen students passed the certified nursing assistant (CNA) exam. Forty seniors received industry certifications, including 36 students with Visual Communications using Adobe Photoshop CS5, three students with Rich Media Communication using Adobe Flash CS5, and one Microsoft Office Specialist. The class also took 410 of the 931 Advanced Placement exams administered in May.

Notable: The class' top 10 consists of 12 students, due to ties.

Where they're going: Devin McCaffrey will attend Louisiana State University on a swimming scholarship. Claudia and Elaina Cancello will attend University of Tampa. Nicole Christopherson will attend Northern Illinois University. Jemma Cropanese will attend LaGrange College. Rachel Robichaud will attend Arizona State University. Joseph Marrone will attend Hofstra University. Roberto Fernandez will attend Boston University. Rebecca Berger will attend Louisiana State University. Patrick DeJesus will attend Piedmont College. Tyler Smith will attend University of South Florida on an Army ROTC Scholarship. Francisco Cubias will attend Madison Area Technical College.

Anclote High School

Graduation: 10 a.m. Sunday at the USF Sun Dome.

Number of graduates: 229

Valedictorian: Violetta Klepatski

Salutatorian: Jelena Dopudj

Award winners: Sari Mills-Francis has been named a Holcombe Scholar at the University of South Florida and is eligible for up to full tuition for four years. Mills-Francis will study nursing. Skii Meyers will attend Saint Leo University with the Take Stock in Children Scholarship and institutional funds.

Turnaround Student of the Year: Shaquille Valentin Garcia

Leading the Pack: This graduating class is the first to have attended Anclote High for all four years.

Notable: The total scholarship money awarded is more than $1.3 million.

Where they're going: Athletic scholarships: Terrell Martin (football; Black Hills State University), Kyle King (football; Black Hills State University), Luiz Perez (basketball; Warner University), Dylan Walsh (basketball; Pasco-Hernando Community College), Josh Parsons (football; Webber International University), Dimitri Grivas (football; Webber International University), Alexis Garcia (volleyball; St. Petersburg College), Tyler Sheppard (baseball; Southeastern University); and Bryan Lee (baseball; Berry College).

Zephyrhills High School

Graduation: 2 p.m. Sunday at the USF Sun Dome.

Number of graduates: 300

Valedictorian: Savana Wright

Salutatorian: Ashley Janelle Ramirez

Award winners: Joel Morrison is the Outstanding Senior.

Turnaround Student of the Year: Brihkel Jaeger

Leading the Pack: James Riggs, John Cottrell, and Tylar Hochstetler received U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships from University of South Florida. Thirteen students received scholarships to Saint Leo University. Jazmine Natteal and Tracie Reese received the Take Stock in Children Scholarship from the Pasco Education Foundation. Ashley Ramirez, Taylor Carr, Ashlynn Klatt, and Martha Montes received the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Scholarship.

Notable: The total scholarship money awarded is $430,000.

Where they're going: Savana Wright and Aisling Cooney will attend University of Florida.

Fivay High School

Graduation: 6 p.m. Sunday at the USF Sun Dome.

Number of graduates: 285

Valedictorian: Taylor Forth

Salutatorian: Emily Franco

Award winners: Courtney Lyon is the Outstanding Senior.

Turnaround Student of the Year: Crystal Rains

Leading the Pack: Twelve seniors are graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Thirty-five students are SAC seniors who participated in two sports and had a 3.2 GPA.

Notable: Six students were awarded the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Scholarship, six students accepted Pasco-Hernando Community College's Top 10 percent Scholarship, two students received scholarships from Saint Leo University.

Where they're going: Eight students will attend University of South Florida. Eight students will attend Saint Leo University. Students are also attending Pasco-Hernando Community College, Florida Atlantic University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida and University of West Florida.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Mitchell High School student Casey Weinert received the Congressional Art Merit Award from U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Due to incorrect information provided to the Times, the original listing misstated her name.

Graduation times, dates and a glimpse at the Class of 2013 05/28/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:40pm]

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