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Meet the 2013 valedictorian and salutatorian of Hudson High

Sarah Staley | Valedictorian

Parents: Barbara Staley and Kirk Staley

GPA: 3.88 Weighted: 4.37

Future school: Florida Gulf Coast University or Florida Southern College

Ideal career: Engineer

Most influential/best teacher: Steve Casel

Favorite quote

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

Les Brown

Favorite book: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Clubs/extracurriculars: Competitive soccer, varsity soccer, National Honor Society, Class Council, TOMS Campus Club, volunteer as a soccer coach.

If you could increase spending on education, what areas do you think deserve the most attention? I think teachers deserve more attention because the better they are trained and paid, the better and more willing they will be to teach.

Sage advice for the up and coming: Always give 100 percent in everything you do, no matter how unimportant it may seem.

Name something you wish you had done during your tenure in high school. I wish I had taken advantage of more of the volunteer opportunities offered to me when I had the time.

Nicola DaSilva Salutatorian

Parents: David and Michelle DaSilva

GPA/weighted: 4.35

Future school: Florida Institute of Technology

Ideal career: Computer engineer

Most influential/best teacher: Leslie Vachon

Favorite quote: "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13.

Clubs/extracurriculars: National Honor Society, student government, Class Council, Interact, dance at Boston Dance Connections, Vacation Bible School.

If you could increase spending on education, what areas do you think deserve the most attention? I would spend money in the areas of math, science and technology to bring new ideas and innovations to the world.

Sage advice for the up and coming: Focus, work hard and enjoy life.

Name something you wish you had done during your tenure in high school. Play basketball.

Meet the 2013 valedictorian and salutatorian of Hudson High 04/13/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 15, 2013 1:30pm]
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