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Meet top grads from Grace Christian School

Grace Christian School

Valedictorian: Christian Gauthier

GPA: 4.14 (weighted)

Future school: Pasco-Hernando Community College, then Montreat College

Major: Business

Ideal career: I would like to own my own cell phone business.

Most inspirational person: Most definitely my dad. Every day I find myself a little more like him and I think that's pretty cool.

Best advice/quote: Finish strong because a lot of times we want to quit.

Hardships overcome: I have overcome a lot of medical things.

Favorite place on campus: The gym, because it is where we do almost everything.

Favorite book: The Bible

Clubs and extracurricular activities: Basketball, volleyball, soccer, honors club, Upwards basketball coach, Upwards soccer coach, dual enrollment at Pasco-Hernando Community College, job at a movie theater

What is your impression of the school district's attempt to better prepare students for the work force through career academies? I think schools focus too much on book knowledge. We have a lot of knowledge but don't know how to use it. I like the idea of schools trying to prep kids for the real world.

How would you improve your school or education in general? I think God should be put back into the schools. Our world is so messed up and it starts with our kids and they need to hear about Christ.

Any sage advice for the up and coming? Put God first and never give up. The harder you work now, the easier it is to get into college or get a job later.

Salutatorian: Michaela Farquhar

GPA: 3.67 (weighted)

Future school: Pasco-Hernando Community College, then University of South Florida

Major: Pre-med

Ideal career: Cardiologist

Most inspirational person: Joseph Gauthier and Timothy Regan. Both men have been like fathers to me these past few years. Their guidance and patience cannot be measured. They are the closest thing to role models I have.

Best advice/quote: "Be yourself no matter what anybody says." David Farquar, more affectionately known as Dad

Favorite place on campus: The gym, because that's where we play volleyball.

Favorite book: The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker

Clubs and extracurricular activities: Student Leadership Team of Grace Bible Church, varsity volleyball (captain/MVP), student council

What is your impression of the school district's attempt to better prepare students for the work force through career academies? I think it's a good way to prepare students for the real world and the work force. Knowing what will/can happen and how to deal with it can emotionally ready someone for the work force.

How would you improve your school or education in general? I would make more information about opportunities readily available. I guess it is because my school is small, but it was difficult to find information on scholarships and testing.

Any sage advice for the up and coming? Your worth is what you make it. If you apply nothing, you will be nothing. But if you put forth your best, you'll be the best.

Meet top grads from Grace Christian School 06/01/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 8:28pm]
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