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Zephyrhills valedictorian valedictorian Anson Thomas Angail

Anson Thomas Angail has yet to decide on a college, but he knows he would like to be president and CEO of a hospital.

MICHELE MILLER | Times

Anson Thomas Angail has yet to decide on a college, but he knows he would like to be president and CEO of a hospital.

Zephyrhills High School

Valedictorian: Anson Thomas Angail

Parents: Thomas Angail, Gracy Angail

GPA: 4.58 weighted

Future school: I have still not chosen between the University of South Florida and the University of Florida, but I am leaning toward USF for my undergraduate degree because they are offering me more in scholarships.

Ideal career: President and CEO of a hospital.

Most influential/best teacher: It is between math teacher Richard Green and social studies teacher Mike Stanton. They both were just so energetic and cared about whether their students learned or not.

Favorite quote: "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hardships overcome: The social and economic barriers that were present when I first moved from India to America.

Favorite book: Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom.

Clubs/extracurricular: National Honor Society (president), Key Club (vice president), Leaders Club (treasurer), varsity basketball, varsity tennis, volunteer at the east Pasco YMCA, job as referee and camp counselor at the YMCA.

How would you improve your school or education in general? The way to improve education is to increase the pay and prestige of teachers. Teachers need to be at the top tier because they are educating our future leaders and this will only happen if we improve the pay and prestige given to teachers.

How has the state of the economy/budget cuts impacted your education and your choices about the future? It has sternly affected my decision as to which college/university to attend because as a consumer of education I have uncertainty about the future.

One thing you wish you had done in high school: I wish I would have prepared more for the ACT/SAT because the scores on those tests open many doors to college such as scholarships, admissions to honors college and selective programs.

Sage advice for the up and coming:

Challenge yourself, expand your horizons and be true to yourself, because in the end it is your life and you will have to live with the decisions you make.

Salutatorian Caleb Joshua Smith opted not to participate in Times coverage.

Zephyrhills valedictorian valedictorian Anson Thomas Angail

04/26/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:03pm]
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