Valedictorian: Shauna Nienhuis
Parents: Al and Rhonda Nienhuis
GPA: 4.1428 weighted
Future school: Pasco-Hernando Community College then the University of South Florida.
Most influential/best teacher: Mrs. Jackson
Best advice/quote: So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
Hardships overcome: Dual enrollment, school and jobs; learning to defend my faith with people who don't believe.
Favorite book: Blink of an Eye by Ted Dekker
Clubs/extracurricular: Student Council, volleyball, nanny, day care worker, mission trips, youth group.
How would you improve your school or education in general: Find money through grants or fundraising so the school can do more for the students.
Sage advice for the up and coming: Respect your teacher and parents. Do your homework and do it all for the glory of God.
One thing you wish you did in high school: I wish I had more time to do activities like volleyball and have more time with my friends instead of working a job.
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Salutatorian: Robyn Royster
Parents: Dan and Darlene Royster
GPA: 4.01 weighted
Future school: Pasco-Hernando Community College and then the University of South Florida, because of its prestigious medical program.
Ideal career: Pediatric nurse
Most influential or best teacher: Mrs. Heim, my kindergarten teacher
Best advice/favorite quote: "I see life as both a gift and a responsibility. My responsibility is to use what God gave me and help His people in need." Millard Fuller
Clubs/extracurricular activities: Horseback riding, volleyball, basketball, water skiing, Aftershock Youth Ministries.
How would you improve your school or education in general? Challenge students to greater expectations.
How has the state of economy/budget cuts impacted your education and/or plans for the future? It has pushed me to work harder for scholarships.
Sage advice for the up and coming: Life is going to throw you in the dirt sometimes. Just get up, dust yourself off, and keep chasing your dreams.