Sunday, December 17, 2017
Education

Meet Wesley Chapel's 2012 valedictorian Dragana Sanader and salutatorian Aura Amoros

Parents: Gordana and Dragan Sanader

GPA: 4.38 weighted

Future school: Florida State University.

Ideal career: Evolutionary biologist.

Most influential/best teacher: Paul Werner, Spanish.

Favorite quote:

"A man who wastes one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."

Charles Darwin

Hardships overcome: "I moved to America when I was young (from Serbia) and had to learn a new language as well as a new culture."

Favorite reads: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

Clubs/extracurricular: National Honor Society, tennis, School Advisory Council.

How has the state of the economy and budget cuts impacted your education? "Due to the economy I had to limit potential colleges to Florida."

Sage advice for the up-and-coming: "Success takes a lot of time and effort. It is very cliche, but it is also true."

Parents: Aura Garcia and Enrique Amoros

GPA: 4.297 weighted

Future school: University of South Florida.

Ideal career: Doctor — something in the medical field.

Clubs/extracurricular: National Honor Society, chorus.

How has the state of the economy and budget cuts impacted your education and your choices for the future? "Due to budget cuts many financial aid programs for college are being cut, so paying for college is becoming more and more difficult."

Name one thing you wish you had done in high school. "I wish I had participated in a sport."

Wesley Chapel High School commencement will be at 8 p.m. June 1 at the Tampa Convention Center, 3333 S Franklin St., Tampa.

Wesley Chapel High School commencement will be at 8 p.m. June 1 at the Tampa Convention Center, 3333 S Franklin St., Tampa.

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