Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High
Valedictorian: Kathleen White
GPA: 4.367 (weighted)
Future school: Florida State University Honors Program
Ideal career: Concert singer
Most inspirational person: My dad, John White. He has always taught me to follow my heart, dream big and never limit myself. Because of him, I know I can do anything I set my mind to.
Best advice/quote: "Do one thing every day that scares you." Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite place on campus: The performing arts center; I feel most at home there.
Favorite book: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Clubs and extracurricular activities: Showstoppers Show Choir, singing, Arts in Motion community theatre, Key Club, Habitat for Humanity, Peer Ministry, Quiz Bowl
Any sage advice for the up and coming? Try new things while you are young. Be yourself. Set goals. Don't be discouraged and always reach for more.
Salutatorian: Kristiann Baluta
GPA: 4.357 (weighted)
Future school: Harriet L. Wilkes College at Florida Atlantic University
Ideal career: Pharmacologist
Best advice/quote: "He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and love much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it." Bessie Stanley
Favorite place on campus: The courtyard, because going there during the middle of the day always relaxes me and many great memories have happened there.
Favorite book: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Clubs and extracurricular activities: Key Club, Girl Scouts, Peer Ministry, Quiz Bowl, CCD at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, National Spanish Society, Ambassadors
How would you improve your school or education in general? I would change the fact that few students get to enjoy the small class sizes that I have been privileged to have.
Any sage advice for the up and coming? Be yourself. Don't live up to anyone's expectations but your own. As Oscar Wilde said, "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."