Graduation 2008

Hernando student actor's best role so far: graduate

BROOKSVILLE — Sarah Rose Coit will walk across the stage tonight at Central High School, receive her diploma, and soon head off to college. After that, the bright lights of Broadway beckon.

In recent years, Coit has graced the stage in eight plays at Stage West and six at Central High. Some of her roles have included Guinevere from Camelot, Sarah from Guys and Dolls, Abigail Williams from The Crucible and Sharon from Finian's Rainbow.

Her love of performing stems from a personal tragedy. In May 2003, her father, Kevin Coit, passed away, leaving behind Coit, her brother Chris and their mother, Janet Coit.

"The last day of seventh grade," Coit said, recalling that painful day. "It was a rough time, but you have to keep going."

Coit, now 18, was involved with youth model training at the time, and the enjoyment she gained from the activities helped her handle the emotional pain of losing a parent. It also began her love of the limelight.

She hopes to continue her training at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she will work on a double major of theater and music-voice performance. "It's really, really fun," she said. "I like it."

Coit wanted a double major because she likes to sing as much as act. "I sing here a lot," she said. "I do concerts (for) the county for fundraisers." She has also been Central High's thespian club co-president and the French club vice president.

A good student, Coit has a 3.8 unweighted and about a 4.2 weighted grade point average. As a freshman and sophomore, she said, school was tough while she juggled advanced placement classes and rehearsals.

"I had no life," she said until she learned to budget her time. Now that she has successfully navigated her high school years and is heading off to college, she is a little nervous.

"I like it here, so I'm a little bit scared to go," Coit said. "It's hard to leave." That is especially true since her boyfriend is heading north to the University of Florida in Gainesville. "I think we'll be okay," she said.

Although she will be studying music and theater, Coit said she would like to include some history and/or marine biology in her mix of classes. "Just to stimulate the mind," she said.

Eventually, Coit intends to make her way to the bright lights of New York City. Like so many aspiring actors, she hopes to break into stage there and to take some film classes.

>>CLASS OF 2008

Central High School graduates

Marissa Autumn Abdallah

Victor Livio Abreu

Josh Acosta

Sabrina Star Adams

Monica Aguiar

Joseph Alexander

Whitney Ann Alfano

Justina Marie Altieri

Juana Veronica Alvarenga

Camille Irene Amitrano

Anthony Angelo Anaya

Jessica Lynn Andersen

William Anderson

James Fitzpatrick Aristilde

Sheetal Aroda

Whitney Arrington

James Arriza

Sharon Arsenault

Allivia Bach

Ashley Bailey

Patrick Baker

Brittany Lynn Baldwin

Lauren Barber

John Barry II

Thomas Matthew Bastien

Evan Baugh

Kyle Gregory Beach

Felesha Tina Beecher

Amber Alaine Benedict

Jon Bettenhausen

Scott Daniel Bishop

Desiree Bittner

Brittany Boettger

Patrick Bohrman

Christina Ann Boloyan

Kaitlin Bosma

Christina Braga

Shannon Bishop Brass

Nathan Thomas Brazeau

Melissa Brillon

Rebecca Britts

Ronisha W. Browdy

Ashley Brown

Jesse Brown

Thomas Brunton III

Stephanie Nicole Burke

Robert Mark Burnett II

Alexa Rae Burns

Blake Anthony Burton

Madison Chase Byers

Kristen Cabrera

Sara Cairns

Samantha Caldwell

Jeremy Camacho

Brittany Campbell

Jacob Scott Campbell

John Cannone

Yufeng Cao

Monty Caraballo

Andrew Carothers

Kristina Ashley Carrera

Meaghan Marie Casey

Krista Renee Cashwell

DeAnna Chesteen

Katie Christiansen

Nicholas Clark

Amy Cochrane

Sarah Rose Coit

Ryan Colburn

Tavish Colburn

Nicole Jude Collins

Jose Colondres

Ryan Connors

Amanda Conroy

Elizabeth Marie Conroy

Maria Cordova

John Coulton

Niko Leonard Counce

Anthony Cromartie

Cassandra Crowther

Andrea Marie Cunniffe

Christine Curtiss

Patricia Cusumano

Joshua Kurt Dahmer

Colton Darby

Heather Nancy Darling

Robert Davis

Lindsay Leigh Davison

Jerika Dean

Giovina DeSantis

Meagan Marie Deslaurier

Jaklyn Diaz

Anthony DiScascio

Trey Anthony Dixon

Christina Dolbeare

Skyler Ian Doreste

Tara Lynn Dorta

Brittanie L. Drinosky

Alicia Dreher

Jaimi Lynn Ella DuBois

Tracie Edwards

Matthew Elliott

Alicia Englund

Emily Farnsworth

Adam Fattah

Rob Feltner

Brian Nicholas Feola

Kristian Fernandez

Alexandra Fitzpatrick

Nicholas Anthony Flammia

Sarah Flores

Benjamin Ford

Darrin Jeffrey Foreman

Meaghan Jennifer Fox

Britanie Rashel Frey

Jasminn Gallagher

Kelvin A. Galloza

Luis Orlando Gaston Jr.

James Giddions

Brittany Gilleland

Christina Girshovich

Christine Golda

Jessika Nicole Gonzales

Joslyn Marie Gonzalez

Lauren Elizabeth Gousse

Cortney Ann Gray

Cody Alan Grey

John Griffin

Ashley Griffith

Jamie Ann Griggs

David Christopher Daniel Gross

Brittany Guarino

Kimberly Guarino

Andrea Carolyn Guarneri

Jonathan Guggino

Michelle Gunn

Sherry Haber

Amanda Lyn Hagerty

James Patrick Haley

Kevin Haley

April Michelle Hanna

Dakota Hansen

Clayton Harrington

Brittany Nicole Harrison

Elizabeth Caitlin Helman

Nicholas Dale Helmuth

Bradley Michael Henderson

Mirissa Henriques

Heath Heroux

Heather Holley

Richard Holt

Justin Homan

Amazing Grace Howard

Jasmine Jermaine Hudson

Marc James Hughes

Thomas Hurl

Regina Marie Hutchinson

William Felix Irizarry

Chris Ivers

James Ivers

Allison Jachimowicz

Ashlie Lynn Jackson

Johnisha Jackson

Paul Jacoby

Mitchell Smith Jarrell

Nicole Evelyn Jensen

Stephanie Jeanne Jensen

Thomas Charles Jillette

Stephanie Ann Johns

Aimee Johnson

Chelsea Tyler Johnston

La'Dorrian Jones

Jake Jones

Johnathan Michael Juanis

Kecy Kachhwaha

Paul Robert Kalomeres

Tabitha Kauffman

Shawna Lee Keeler

Christina Kelly

Patricia Cathleen Kennedy

Cameron Kick

Amy Marie Kinchen

Andrew Klang

Jeremy Kleinatland

Charles Koenecke

Janelle Kollin

Nicole Krenek

Samantha Krondahl

Ashley Krueger

Brittany Lynn Lahey

Alexandra Michelle LaMorta

D.J. Lane

Tina LaRose

Jessica Law

Felicia Joanne LeBlanc

Elias LeBron

Courtney Michelle LeCours

Tiffany Michelle Leonard

Ian Lewerenz

Brendan Charles Lewis

Chelsea Lissoy

Brien Loder

Amanda Lopez

Krista Lopez

Mac Loreston

Alisa Love

Katherine Elaine MacKay

Justin Mahaney

Tabitha Maldonado

Renato Guerzo Marciano Jr.

Duane Marks Jr.

Christopher Martin

Kadie Martin

Ariel Marty

Alexander Mastroberardino

James Maupin

Katlyn Maves

William McAteer

Jamie McCarter

Michael McDaniel

Daniel McDermott

Elizabeth Margaret McGeehan

Lauren McKenna

Heather McLeod

Susan Lynn McMillan

Precious McRae

Matthew McVey

Jeremy Michael Edgar Mello

Johnathan Mendoza

Brittany Mellies

Lisa Metheny

Nathalia Mercado

Nathasha Mercado

Tyler John Miceli

Brittany Elizabeth Miles

Rosalinda Felicia Miles

Jeffrey Milan

Nastacia Millan

Erik Miller

Theresa Mince

Adeba Mohamed

Marissa "Amber" Moller

Matthew Gabriel Mondor

Keri Leigh Mongelluzzo

Ashley Monsegur

Melodi Guadalupe Montoya

Vincent Paul Morana

Clayton Morgan

Salvatore Anthony Mortillaro

Jason Morton

Veronica Mull

Rachael Munson

Stacy Mura

Zachary Austin Murphy

Julian V. Nasti

Jordan Neumann

Kristen Nielsen

Margaret Ellen Northup

Jared O'Brien

D'Sirre Oliver

Joelle Marie Olson

Colleen Ann O'Malley

Cristal Marie Ontiveros

Cecilia Orellana

Alicia Ortega

Melanie Lyn Osborne

Cornelio Angelo Palmieri

Rachel Parent

Jillian Parish

Courtney Patrick

Jessica Peacock

Christa Glyn Pearson

Daniel Joseph Penn

Dinah Phan

Natilie Marie Piasecki

Morgan Ashley Pollock

Jason Polovich

Nicole Renee Power

Renee Arielle Radford

Jake Radike

Michael Rahbari

Johnathan Ralston

Paige Mercedes Re

Forrest Kenyon Reade

Samantha Reeder

Taylor Brianne Renehan

Michael Ryan Rettenmaier

Joshua Riendau

Jade Victoria Rivera

Gabrielle Roberts

Johnathon Rodriguez

Michael Jaimi Rodriguez

Sabrina Irene Rodriguez

Melissa Rolph

Darlene Dolores Rosales

Dustin Rossbach

Stephanie Marie Roth

Michael Phillip Roush

Brittany Lynn Rudy

Alexander Joseph Ruger

Richard Rupe II

Melissa Marie Russell

Kyle Robert Rybka

Cassandra Saez

Roseanne Sanchez

Adam Philip Sanders

Amanda Marie Santiago

Emanuel Santiago

Taylor Alexis Saslaw

Erin Sausaman

Michael Sawchuk

Justin Schaffer

Nicole Schallenberg

Andrew Schuster

Megan Amber Scott

Christina Seabaugh

Johnathan Schinkel

Megan Showalter

Robert Michael Sieber

Lauren Hilary Silverstone

Shavonne Sizemore

Bryan C. Smith

Ashley Maria Somers

Rachel Sousa

Joshua Soto

Jennifer Staats

Charlene Nicole Stanley

Joscelyn Stephens

Danielle Still

Andrew Joel Stover

Alivia Kaye Strong

Kathleen Elizabeth Sutton

Kaitlyn Marie Taulbee

Ashley Teetsell

Shannon Michelle Terrell

Michael Philip Territo

Deserea Michelle Thomas

Shauna Marie Thomas

Corey Tice

Danielle Timm

Ashley Louise Tombrink

Sheena Toribio

Julian Torres

Kellyann Torres

Kayla Toto

Amanda Tourville

Stephen Thomas Truman

Justin Michael Tucker

Angela Christina Vandetti

Milton VanSandt

Gabrielle Janine Vazquez

Joshua Velez

Nikki Taylor Verdi

Andrew Vest

Christine Vu

Joshua Jamal Waddy

Chad Walker

Chase Walker

Samantha Walsh

Joshua Waugh

Kyle Weeks

Robert Elliott Wentworth Jr.

Jayme White

Jennifer White

Rachael Noelle Wickstrom

Erin Melissa Wilde

Beau Wilkins

Brenna Claire Williams

George Aton Williams III

Jeffrey Wright

Ashley Yettaw

Alexander Michael Yettaw

Christopher Zahringer

Kimberly Zasa

Leaders of the class

Valedictorian

Marissa "Amber" Moller

Parents: David Moller and the late Mercedita Moller

GPA: 4.6

College: Barnard College, New York City

Field of study: Political science and economics major, with a minor in environmental policy

Salutatorian

Meagan Marie Deslaurier

Parents: Hank and Cindy Deslaurier

GPA: 4.5

College: University of South Florida, Tampa

Field of study: Major in biology, with plans to go on to medical school to become a pediatrician

>>IF YOU GO

Graduation tonight

The Central High School graduation will be at 7:30 tonight in the Bears Den Stadium.

Rest of the best

3. Emily Farnsworth

4. Tabitha Maldonado

5. Lauren McKenna

6. Chelsea Johnston

7. Vincent Morana

8. Renato Marciano

9. Brenna Williams

10. Theresa Mince

Hernando student actor's best role so far: graduate 06/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2008 3:13pm]

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