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Meet Pasco High School's valedictorian, salutatorian

Stephanie Bires wants to major in history at UF.

MICHELE MILLER | Times

Stephanie Bires wants to major in history at UF.

Valedictorian: Stephanie Bires

GPA: 4.62 weighted.

Clubs and extracurricular activities: Arts In Motion Community Youth Theater, Graham Music Studio's Showstoppers, Brain Bowl Team, Math Bowl Team, Science Club and National Honor Society.

Favorite place on campus: Mr. Charlick's classroom, because I will always have something to laugh about in that classroom.

Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favorite musician: Brad Paisley

Future school: The University of Florida

Major: History

Ideal career: Undecided

Most inspirational person: My mom, because she guided me in forming my character, habits and goals. She put me on the path to success and inspires me to do my best.

If you could, what would you change about the Pasco County or Florida education system? I would worry less about teaching FCAT skills and focus instead on teaching technical or vocational skills to those students who do not plan to attend a college or university.

Best advice you've been given or quote:

"Positive thoughts change the world." Anonymous

Salutatorian: Ashley Scharber

GPA: 4.47 weighted

Clubs, extracurricular activities: Student Council senior class representative, National Honor Society, Science Club and dance.

Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is either the cafeteria or the commons area, where I can talk and hang out with my friends.

Favorite book: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Favorite musician/group: Jack Johnson

Future school: The University of Florida

Major: Undecided

Ideal career: Undecided

Most inspirational person: My most inspirational person is probably my mom, because she is always there to give me advice and is my biggest fan: always giving me support in anything I do. She always pushes me to be the best I can be.

If you could, what would you change about the Pasco County or Florida education system? The one thing I would change about the Florida Education system would be to get rid of the FCAT. It is a poor measure of students' knowledge and abilities.

Best advice you've been given or quote:

"In three words I can sum up everything I have learned in life: It goes on." Robert Frost

The Pasco High School graduation ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. May 29 in the school stadium.

Meet Pasco High School's valedictorian, salutatorian 04/28/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:23pm]
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