Ashelynne Hanold | valedictorian
Parents: Lori and Troy Antalek, Butch Hanold
Future school: University of Florida
Ideal career: I would like to be involved in the medical field
Most influential/best teacher: Mr. Colin Taylor, everything that left his mouth was brilliant.
" 'The bitterness of studying is far sweeter than the bitterness of failing.' I have no idea who said this."
Hardships overcome: I'm abnormally short. I seriously never hear the end of it. I'm 4-11.
Clubs/extracurriculars: National Honor Society, geometry team, varsity cheerleader, cross country. Employment at American Eagle (junior year) and currently employed as an associate trainer at Panera Bread Co.
If you could increase spending on education, what areas do you think deserve the most attention? I feel the salaries for teachers themselves should be increased. They work so hard, constantly bringing their work home with them. They have to put up with a lot. They definitely deserve better pay.
Sage advice for the up and coming: Take Advanced Placement classes early on, if you can handle them, because they will become second nature.
Name something you wish you had done during your tenure in high school. I wish I could have traveled some; I can't wait to visit Europe when I'm older.
Christopher Harmon salutatorian
Parents: Zoe Brown, William Harmon
Future school: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ideal career: Chemical engineer
Most influential/best teacher: David Maggi (science)
Favorite quote: "Once you start something, finish it." — My mother
Favorite book: The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
Clubs/extracurriculars: Marching band, concert band, jazz band, Key Club, Robotics Club, volunteer at middle school.
If you could increase spending on education, what areas do you think deserve the most attention? Fine arts. The fine arts are a medium through which anyone can develop skills that will help them in any situation.
Sage advice for the up and coming: Approach every problem or challenge with a calm mind and level head.
Name something you wish you had done during your tenure in high school. Get more sleep.