River Ridge High
Valedictorian: Tyler Lovelle
Parents: Mark and Tina Lovelle
GPA: 4.577 weighted
Future school and why: University of Miami. It has always been my dream college to go to.
Ideal career: Aerospace engineer.
Most influential or best teacher: Social studies teacher Mr. Tim Newman.
Best advice/favorite quote:
"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
John D. Rockefeller
Favorite book: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Clubs/extracurricular activities: Varsity soccer, track and cross country, club soccer, National Honor Society, History Honor Society, SPLASH Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Interact Club.
How would you improve your school or education in general? Transition to a more technologically oriented school system to make learning more efficient and interesting.
How has the state of the economy impacted your education or your plans for the future? Every year the Bright Futures scholarship program gets cut more and more, which adds to the difficulty of choosing a college and planning your future.
Sage advice for the up and coming: Don't stress out. Live your life and try to get through each day.
Name one thing you wish you did in high school: Won a district championship with my soccer team.
Salutatorian: Adrian Basler
Parents: Vera and Eberhard Basler
GPA: 4.56 weighted
Future school and why: University of Florida — mostly for its good reputation.
Ideal career: Mechanical engineer.
Most influential or best teacher: Math teacher Mr. Mark Colen.
Favorite quote: "The coyote runs at midnight, while the hawk flies at dawn. Only then can man feast on the prey of the land." Nick Hill
Favorite book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Clubs/extracurricular activities: German Honor Society (president), History Honor Society (president), Florida Association of Students of German (executive board member), National Honor Society, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America.
How would you improve your school or education in general? Start the school day a little later so we can actually come in rested.
How has the state of the economy impacted your education or your plans for the future? I wanted to go to an out-of-state college, but there just wasn't enough money.
Sage advice for the up and coming: Don't just memorize the answers; know how to come up with them.
Name one thing you wish you did in high school: Gone to Homecoming.