Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Two top grads say their charter school kept them focused

Pinellas MYcroSchool for Integrated Academics & Technologies announced its top graduates last week, too late for the Tampa Bay Times annual sections on Pinellas County's valedictorians and salutatorians. But here they are now, weighing in on their high school years and what they plan for their next step.

MYcroSchool is a St. Petersburg charter school serving students who need to get back on track to graduation. "Rather than viewing students at-risk of failure, MYcroSchools consider students at-promise of success," the school's website says. "Graduates emerge prepared for careers, the military, and/or more education."

As with other graduates from around the county, we asked the MYcroSchool students to tell us more about themselves — their plans for college, the people who influenced them outside school, the teachers they wanted to thank and how high school changed them. We also asked them to describe themselves in three words and tell us about the best thing they learned in high school.

Martin V. Humphery II, 19

Valedictorian

GPA: 3.11

PARENT: Renee Williams

COLLEGE: St. Petersburg College

MAJOR: Nursing

INFLUENCED BY: My best friend, Caitlan, because she always encouraged me to not give up on my education.

SHOUT-OUT: To Ms. Faye, because she would not let me forget what I needed to get done in order to graduate.

HOW I CHANGED: My attitude improved. I became more humble and responsible since freshman year.

THREE WORDS: Goofy, mature, positive

BEST THING I LEARNED: How to block out distractions and stay focused on my goals and the steps needed to achieve them.

Tatyana Raquel Conway, 19

Salutatorian

GPA: 3.0

PARENTS: Kimberley and Dana Webb

COLLEGE: St. Petersburg College or the University of South Florida

MAJOR: Pharmacy

INFLUENCED BY: My mom because she pushed me to strive for success.

SHOUT-OUT: Ms. Cook and Ms. Faye for never giving up on me and pushing me until I finished.

HOW I CHANGED: I am more sensible and responsible.

THREE WORDS: Determined, strong, outgoing

BEST THING I LEARNED: I learned to not stray away from my goals.

Two top grads say their charter school kept them focused 06/01/17 [Last modified: Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:07pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa police arrest 22-year-old man in July murder

    Crime

    TAMPA — Police arrested Sunday a 22-year-old man who detectives said shot and killed a Tampa man after an argument.

    Tampa police arrested Dejonta Felder, 22, in the murder of 32-year-old Julius R. Carter. [Tampa Police Department]
  2. The rise and humiliating fall of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville's star 'fascist'

    Nation

    The white supremacists, nationalists and far-right trolls who starred in last weekend's violent Charlottesville, Virginia, rallies have suffered no lack of humiliation in the days since.

    White nationalist Chris Cantwell has had quite the week after being featured prominently in an HBO news program on the march in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. [Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post]
  3. MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest 'abusive player behavior'

    Ml

    Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting "abusive player behavior" after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez.

    Home plate umpire D.J. Rayburn wears a wristband to protest "abusive player behavior" on umpires by players as Rayburn heads to his position to call the first inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and and the Colorado Rockies late Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Denver. [Associated Press]
  4. Tropical Storm Harvey could regroup but stay clear of Florida

    Weather

    The remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey could rebound while two other systems brewing in the Atlantic Ocean are unlikely to develop into severe weather.

    The remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey could rebound while two other systems brewing in the Atlantic Ocean are unlikely to develop, according to the National Hurricane Center. [National Hurricane Center]