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Class of 2019: Meet the top graduates in Pasco high schools

It’s the end of the school year and time for high school commencements. Here’s a look at those who made it to the top of their class.
Published May 28, 2019
Updated May 31, 2019

Academy at the Lakes

Academy at the Lakes valedictorian, Viraj Desai. [Courtesy of Academy at the Lakes]
Academy at the Lakes valedictorian, Viraj Desai. [Courtesy of Academy at the Lakes]
Valedictorian: Viraj Desai
Salutatorian: Brooke Wilhite
Student council president: Ethan Lomio
Senior class president: Carson Passero
Head of School Award: Hanley Riggs
Projected graduates: 42
Graduation was May 18 at the school.

Anclote High

Anclote High valedictorian, Catherine Poly [Courtesy of Anclote High]
Anclote High valedictorian, Catherine Poly [Courtesy of Anclote High]
Valedictorian: Catherine Poly
Salutatorian: Elizabeth Martin
Class president: Kanyon Sar
Outstanding senior: Marco Yglesia
Anticipated graduates: 250
Graduation date: 4 p.m. June 5 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High valedictorian David Ackart
 [Courtesy Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High]
Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High valedictorian David Ackart [Courtesy Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High]
Valedictorian: David Ackart
Salutatorian: Hannah Holliday
Student body president: David Ackart
Projected graduates: 76
Graduation was May 23 at the school.

Cypress Creek High

Cypress Creek High valedictorian, Lucas Budd [Courtesy of Cypress Creek High]
Cypress Creek High valedictorian, Lucas Budd [Courtesy of Cypress Creek High]
Valedictorian: Lucas Budd
Salutatorian: Caitlin Scates
Class president: Cecilia Seufert
Outstanding senior: Nicole Roof
Anticipated graduates: 226
Graduation date: 8 p.m. June 5 at University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Day Spring Academy

Day Spring Avademy valedictorian, Jessica Boudreau [Courtesy of Day Spring Academy]
Day Spring Avademy valedictorian, Jessica Boudreau [Courtesy of Day Spring Academy]
Valedictorian: Jessica Boudreau
Salutatorian: Evan French
Outstanding Student: Kaitlyn Little
Graduates: 17
Graduation was May 11 at the Epicenter

Fivay High

Fivay High valedictorian, Leila Tirone [Courtesy of Fivay High]
Fivay High valedictorian, Leila Tirone [Courtesy of Fivay High]
Valedictorian: Leila Tirone
Salutatorian: Daniel Sterbens
Class president/Outstanding senior: Cole Waide
Anticipated graduates: 375
Graduation date: 9 a.m. June 8 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Genesis Preparatory

Genesis Preparatory valedictorian, Samantha Salisbury [Courtesy of Genesis Preparatory School]
Genesis Preparatory valedictorian, Samantha Salisbury [Courtesy of Genesis Preparatory School]
Valedictorian: Samantha Salisbury
Salutatorians: Logan Scotch and Brendan Jarrell
Class president: Samantha Salisbury
Graduates: 7
Graduation was May 23 at the school.

Gulf High

Gulf High valedictorian Amy Gray [Courtesy of Gulf High]
Gulf High valedictorian Amy Gray [Courtesy of Gulf High]
Valedictorian: Amy Gray
Gulf High I.B. valedictorian Katerina Quintela [Courtesy of Gulf High]
Gulf High I.B. valedictorian Katerina Quintela [Courtesy of Gulf High]
IB co-Valedictorians: Katerina Quintela
Gulf High IB valedictorian Lindsay Rodriguez [Courtesy of Gulf High]
Gulf High IB valedictorian Lindsay Rodriguez [Courtesy of Gulf High]
IB co-Valedictorian: Lindsay Rodriguez
Gulf High IB valedictorian Anna Thodhori [Courtesy of Gulf High]
Gulf High IB valedictorian Anna Thodhori [Courtesy of Gulf High]
IB co-Valedictorian: Anna Thodhori
Salutatorian: Emellia Dunfee
IB Salutatorian: Virginia Sanson
Class president: Symone Wilson
Outstanding senior: Morgan Jehlen
Anticipated graduates: 370
Graduation date: Noon on June 5 at the University South Florida Yuengling Center

Hudson High

Natalia Feliciano Hudson High valedictorian [Courtesy of Hudson High]
Natalia Feliciano Hudson High valedictorian [Courtesy of Hudson High]
Valedictorian: Natalia Feliciano
Salutatorian: Amy Jung
Class president: Kaitlyn Wilke
Outstanding senior: Jeffrey Maksymkow
Anticipated graduates: 220
Graduation date: 1 p.m. June 8 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

J.W. Mitchell High

J.W. Mitchell High Valedictorian Kaitlyn Tucker [Courtesy of J.W. Mitchell High]
J.W. Mitchell High Valedictorian Kaitlyn Tucker [Courtesy of J.W. Mitchell High]
Valedictorian: Kaitlyn Tucker
Salutatorian: Abigail McNulty
Class president: Lindsey Hoskin
Outstanding senior: Abigail McNulty
Anticipated graduates: 500
Graduation date: 6 p.m. June 9 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Land O’ Lakes High

Land O' Lakes High valedictorian Ashley Duran [Courtesy of Land O' Lakes High]
Land O' Lakes High valedictorian Ashley Duran [Courtesy of Land O' Lakes High]
Valedictorian: Ashley Duran
Land O' Lakes High IB valedictorian Armen Brotgandel [Courtesy of Land O' Lakes High]
Land O' Lakes High IB valedictorian Armen Brotgandel [Courtesy of Land O' Lakes High]
IB Valedictorian: Armen Brotgandel
Salutatorian: Bryan Jozsef Serfozo
IB Salutatorian: Edward Brotgandel
Class President: Jacob Garcia
Outstanding senior: James Trapani
Anticipated graduates: 466
Graduation date: 4 p.m. June 7 at University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Pasco eSchool

Pasco eSchool valedictorian Hailey Carter [Courtesy of Pasco eSchool]
Pasco eSchool valedictorian Hailey Carter [Courtesy of Pasco eSchool]
Valedictorian: Hailey Carter
Salutatorian: Haden Bowling
Outstanding senior: Lindsey Valenti
Anticipated graduates: 45
Graduation date: 6 p.m. June 4 at River Ridge High

Pasco High

Pasco High valedictorian Sarah Peterson [Courtesy of Pasco High]
Pasco High valedictorian Sarah Peterson [Courtesy of Pasco High]
Valedictorian: Sarah Peterson
Pasco High Cambridge valedictorian Megan Simonelli [Courtesy of Pasco High]
Pasco High Cambridge valedictorian Megan Simonelli [Courtesy of Pasco High]
Cambridge valedictorian: Megan Simonelli
Salutatorian: Joshua Hill
Cambridge salutatorian: Emily Rivera
Class president: Georgia Piersall
Outstanding senior: Paul Leon.
Anticipated graduates: 375
Graduation date: 7:30 p.m. June 8 at the school

River Ridge High

River Ridge High valedictorian Scott Vickery [Courtesy of River Ridge High]
River Ridge High valedictorian Scott Vickery [Courtesy of River Ridge High]
Valedictorian: Scott Vickery
Salutatorian: Amy Texter
Class president: Corrina Chester
Outstanding senior: Katelyn Kirves
Anticipated graduates: 400
Graduation date: 6 p.m. June 8 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Sunlake High

Sunlake High valedictorian Jillian Gordy [Courtesy of Sunlake High]
Sunlake High valedictorian Jillian Gordy [Courtesy of Sunlake High]
Valedictorian: Jillian Gordy
Salutatorian: Marshall Mengel
Class president: Kyla Huelle
Outstanding senior for school and county: Jillian Gordy
Anticipated graduates: 480
Graduation date: 2 p.m. June 9 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Wendell Krinn Technical High

Wendell Krinn Technical High valedictorian Sarah Scalisi [Courtesy Wendell Krinn Technical High]
Wendell Krinn Technical High valedictorian Sarah Scalisi [Courtesy Wendell Krinn Technical High]
Valedictorian: Sarah Scalisi
Salutatorians: Jordan Blandford, Emma Garvey, Emily Segeren
Outstanding senior: Savanna Kumor
Anticipated graduates: 130
Graduation date: 6:30 p.m. June 5 at the Wendell Krinn gymnasium.

Wesley Chapel High

Wesley Chapel High valedictorian Madison Olsen [Courtesy of Wesley Chapel High]
Wesley Chapel High valedictorian Madison Olsen [Courtesy of Wesley Chapel High]
Valedictorian: Madison Olsen
Salutatorian: Reichelle Reyes-Mendez
Class president: Logan Coward
Outstanding senior: Abigail Ingram
Anticipated graduates: 364
Graduation date: 8 p.m. June 7 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Wiregrass Ranch High

Wiregrass Ranch High valedictorian Neil Rupani [Courtesy of Wiregrass Ranch High]
Wiregrass Ranch High valedictorian Neil Rupani [Courtesy of Wiregrass Ranch High]
Valedictorian: Neil Rupani
Salutatorian: Nalin Mehra
Class president: Treasure Wilson
Outstanding senior: Chin Chin Choi
Anticipated graduates: 526
Graduation date: 4 p.m. June 6 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center

Zephyrhills High

Zephyrhills High valedictorian Karlene Rivera [Courtesy of Zephyrhills High]
Zephyrhills High valedictorian Karlene Rivera [Courtesy of Zephyrhills High]
Valedictorian: Karlene Rivera
Salutatorian: Ashley Regan
Class president/Outstanding senior: Madison Shipley
Anticipated graduates: 360
Graduation date: 8 p.m. June 6 at the University of South Florida Yuengling Center
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