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Meet Hernando County’s 2021 valedictorians and salutatorians

With graduations scheduled for this week and next, here are 10 students who finished at the top of their class.
Students at Hernando County's Springstead High head into the school's stadium for a graduation ceremony during pre-pandemic times. This year's ceremony will be on June 19, one of several to be held in the county over the next few days.
Students at Hernando County's Springstead High head into the school's stadium for a graduation ceremony during pre-pandemic times. This year's ceremony will be on June 19, one of several to be held in the county over the next few days. [ Times (2013) ]
Published Jun. 11
Updated Jun. 11

CENTRAL HIGH

Valedictorian

Kelsey Barats-Shumate

Kelsey Barats-Shumate
Kelsey Barats-Shumate [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.4679

Parents: Jeff and Tina Shumate

College: U.S. Air Force Academy

Major: Political science

Salutatorian

Cameron Ernst

Cameron Ernst
Cameron Ernst [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.4478

Parents: Lara and Stephan Labastie; Richard and Mahala Ernst

College: University of South Florida

Majors: Mechanical engineering / computer science

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F.W. SPRINGSTEAD HIGH

Valedictorian

Oswaldo Cherubini

Oswaldo Cherubini
Oswaldo Cherubini [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.7727

Parents: Yasmina Rodriguez and Oswaldo Saul Cherubini

College: University of Florida

Major: Computer science

Salutatorian

Any Banh

Any Banh
Any Banh [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.7656

Parents: Thuy L. Vo

College: University of Florida

Majors: Finance and nutritional science

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HERNANDO HIGH

Valedictorian

Alexandria Crane

Alexandria Crane
Alexandria Crane [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.637

Parents: Melissa and Stephen Saffold

College: University of Central Florida

Majors: Forensic science and biochemistry

Salutatorian

Hannah Thieryung

Hannah Thieryung
Hannah Thieryung [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.558

Parents: Natalie and Keith Thieryung

College: University of South Florida

Major: History

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NATURE COAST TECHNICAL HIGH

Valedictorian

Allison Bowerfind

Allison Bowerfind
Allison Bowerfind [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.6543

Parents: Kelli and Steve Bowerfind

College: Florida State University

Major: Neuroscience

Salutatorian

Marlaena Chaney

Marlaena Chaney
Marlaena Chaney [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.6

Parents: Christine and William Chaney

College: University of Central Florida

Major: Business

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WEEKI WACHEE HIGH

Valedictorian

Miranda Mays

Miranda Mays
Miranda Mays [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.64

Parents: David and Jacqueline Mays

College: University of Florida

Major: Biology

Salutatorian

Hayley Crews

Hayley Crews
Hayley Crews [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.62

Parents: Justin and Hilari Crews

College: University of Central Florida

Majors: Business management / kinesiology