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Pinellas private schools salute their top students

In an uncertain time, each of them is headed to college.
Madison Hickey, along with 137 other seniors from Clearwater Central Catholic High, participated in a social distancing graduation on Sunday.
Madison Hickey, along with 137 other seniors from Clearwater Central Catholic High, participated in a social distancing graduation on Sunday. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published May 27, 2020|Updated Mar. 31, 2021

ADMIRAL FARRAGUT ACADEMY

Valedictorian

G Bianca De Silva, 17

G Bianca De Silva
G Bianca De Silva [ Admiral Farragut Academy ]

Parents: Swanthri and Lakpriya DeSilva

College: Duke University

Major: Biology

Salutatorian

Fernando Robalino, 17

Fernando Robalino
Fernando Robalino [ Admiral Farragut Academy ]

Parents: Cesar Robalino and Lourdes Molina

College: United States Air Force Academy

Major: Computer science

CALVARY CHRISTIAN HIGH

Salutatorian

Landon Barnhart, 18

Landon Barnhart
Landon Barnhart [ Courtesy of Landon Barnhart ]

GPA: 4.5

Parents: Kevin and Nicole Barnhart

College: University of Florida

Major: Biomedical engineering

CANTERBURY SCHOOL OF FLORIDA

Valedictorian

Madison Morrow Fine, 17

Madison Morrow Fine
Madison Morrow Fine [ Courtesy of Madison Fine ]

GPA: 4.534

Parents: Jim and Ann Fine

College: Nova Southeastern University

Major: Undecided

Salutatorian

Dory Donatelli, 18

Dory Donatelli
Dory Donatelli [ Courtesy of Dory Donatelli ]

GPA: 4.464

Parents: Kim and Jim Donatelli

College: Southern Methodist University

Major: Finance and international relations

CLEARWATER ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL

Valedictorian

Nick Kaplan, 18

Nick Kaplan
Nick Kaplan [ Clearwater Academy International ]

GPA: 4.4

Parents: Michael and Anita Kaplan

College: University of Florida

Major: Finance

Salutatorian

Sebastian Chan, 18

Sebastian Chan
Sebastian Chan [ Clearwater Academy International ]
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GPA: 4.36

Parents: Michael Chan and Sara Downey

College: University of Florida

Major: Business administration and management

CLEARWATER CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH

Valedictorian

Linsey Harrison, 18

Linsey Harrison
Linsey Harrison [ Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.41

Parents: Rob and Shari Harrison

College: University of Florida

Major: Business, pre-law track

Salutatorian

Kayson Romaelle, 18

Kayson Romaelle
Kayson Romaelle [ Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.34

Parents: Lauren and Derrick Romaelle

College: Butler University

Major: Engineering

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM AT CLEARWATER CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH

Valedictorian

Paola Elizabeth Medina, 18

Paola Elizabeth Medina
Paola Elizabeth Medina [ Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.67

Parents: Chely and Miguel Medina

College: Princeton University

Major: Computer science

Co-salutatorian

Lily Brames, 17

Lily Brames
Lily Brames [ Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.64

Parents: Mary Jo and Herman Brames

College: University of Florida

Major: Business finance

Co-salutatorian

Nicole Grant, 18

Nicole Grant
Nicole Grant [ Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.64

Parents: Jeff and Kathleen Grant

College: Florida State University

Major: Exercise physiology, pre-med track

Co-salutatorian

Maria Koutroumanis, 18

Maria Koutroumanis
Maria Koutroumanis [ Clearwater Central Catholic ]

GPA: 4.64

Parents: Dean and Dawn Koutroumanis

College: University of Florida

Major: Accounting

INDIAN ROCKS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Co-valedictorian

Ruben Angel Botello-Escalante, 18

Ruben Angel Botello-Escalante
Ruben Angel Botello-Escalante [ Courtesy of Ruben Angel Botello-Escalante ]

GPA: 4.5

Parents: Ruben Botello and Mercedes Escalante-Botello

College: University of Florida

Major: Microbiology

Co-valedictorian

Madeline Closs, 19

Madeline Closs
Madeline Closs [ Courtesy of Madeline Closs ]

GPA: 4.5

Parents: Craig and Cynthia Closs

College: Liberty University

Major: Nursing

Co-valedictorian

Brianna Pacecca, 18

Brianna Pacecca
Brianna Pacecca [ Courtesy of Brianna Pacecca ]

GPA: 4.5

Parents: Robert and Andrea Pacecca

College: Cedarville University

Majors: Environmental engineering and mathematics

Co-valedictorian

Abraham Pohler, 18

Abraham Pohler
Abraham Pohler [ Courtesy of Abraham Pohler ]

GPA: 4.5

Parents: Jeff and Holly Pohler

College: University of Florida

Major: Finance

Salutatorian

John Sirabella, 18

John Sirabella
John Sirabella [ Courtesy of John Sirabella ]

GPA: 4.45

Parents: John and Eleni Sirabella

College: University of Florida

Majors: Political science and business

KESWICK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Valedictorian

Alexandra Trotter, 17

Alexandra Trotter
Alexandra Trotter [ Courtesy of Alexandra Trotter ]

GPA: 4.69

Parents: Michelle and J Mark Trotter

College: Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Major: Horn performance, minor in visual arts

Salutatorian

Shane David Corrigan, 18

Shane David Corrigan
Shane David Corrigan [ Courtesy of Shane David Corrigan ]

GPA: 4.43

Parents: David and Linda Corrigan

College: University of Florida

Major: Computer science

LAKESIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Valedictorian

DaShawn J. Jones, 17

DaShawn J. Jones
DaShawn J. Jones [ Courtesy of DaShawn J. Jones ]

GPA: 4.0

Parent: Jessica Harris

College: Howard University

Major: Mathematics

Salutatorian

Jaelynn Smith, 18

Jaelynn Smith
Jaelynn Smith [ VERNON PHOTOGRAPHY; INC | Courtesy of Jaelynn Smith ]

GPA: 3.98

Parents: Danica and Jay Smith

College: University of Central Florida

Major: Undecided

NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Valedictorian

Sarah Clees, 18

Sarah Clees
Sarah Clees [ Northside Christian School ]

Parents: Jim and Darlene Clees

College: University of Florida

Major: Aerospace engineering

Salutatorian

CeCe McLeod, 18

CeCe McLeod
CeCe McLeod [ Northside Christian School ]

Parents: Geoff and Melissa McLeod

College: University of Florida

Major: Pre-medicine

OLDSMAR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Co-valedictorian

Madison Nicole Hollis, 17

Madison Nicole Hollis
Madison Nicole Hollis [ Courtesy of Madison Nicole Hollis ]

GPA: 4.0

Parents: Michael and Melissa Hollis

College: Southeastern University

Major: Psychology

Co-valedictorian

Sky K. Vernon, 19

Sky K. Vernon
Sky K. Vernon [ Courtesy of Sky K. Vernon ]

GPA: 4.0

Parents: Al and Josie Vernon

College: Southeastern University

Major: Film production

Salutatorian

Grace Elaine McDonald, 18

Grace Elaine McDonald
Grace Elaine McDonald [ Courtesy of Grace Elaine McDonald ]

GPA: 3.96

Parents: Jeff and Lesli McDonald

College: Southeastern University

Major: Aviation management

ST. PETERSBURG CATHOLIC HIGH

Valedictorian

Sonny Russano, 18

Sonny Russano
Sonny Russano [ VERNON PHOTOGRAPHY; INC | St. Petersburg Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.57

Parents: Anthony and Erin Russano

College: University of Florida

Major: Architecture

Salutatorian

Andrew Reilly, 18

Andrew Reilly
Andrew Reilly [ VERNON PHOTOGRAPHY; INC | St. Petersburg Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.54

Parents: Michael and Jennifer Reilly

College: Florida State University

Major: Biological sciences

SHORECREST PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Valedictorian

Aliyah Samuelson, 17

Aliyah Samuelson
Aliyah Samuelson [ Courtesy of Aliyah Samuelson ]

GPA: 4.84

Parents: David and Elizabeth Samuelson

College: Dartmouth College

Major: Engineering sciences

Salutatorian

Cecilia Garcia, 18

Cecilia Garcia
Cecilia Garcia [ Shorecrest Preparatory School ]

GPA: 4.8

Parents: Carlos and Lisa Garcia

College: Penn State University

Major: Bachelor of fine arts, acting

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