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Meet the valedictorians and salutatorians from Hillsborough public schools

After four years of twists and turns, including a pandemic, the Class of 2022 is ready to take the stage.
Graduates take their seats during Durant High School's 2019 commencement at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Graduation season for Hillsborough County's Class of 2022 will run from May 17-28 this year, with most ceremonies scheduled for the Fairgrounds.
Graduates take their seats during Durant High School's 2019 commencement at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Graduation season for Hillsborough County's Class of 2022 will run from May 17-28 this year, with most ceremonies scheduled for the Fairgrounds. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times (2019) ]
Published May 10|Updated Yesterday

More than 14,000 students will graduate from Hillsborough County Public Schools in ceremonies starting next week. Here are the students who will end their high school careers as valedictorians and salutatorians:

Related: Photos — Tampa Bay's high school seniors graduate
Related: Hillsborough County’s private schools celebrate their top students

Alonso High

Valedictorian

Lianny Propest

Lianny Propest
Lianny Propest [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.80

Parents: David Propest and Zully Perez

College: University of Florida

Major: Biology

Salutatorian

Selena Ruiz

Selena Ruiz
Selena Ruiz [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.73

Parent: Carissa Strouse

College: University of Florida

Major: Biology

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Armwood High

Valedictorian

Samuelle Pierre-Louis Cange

Samuelle Pierre-Louis Cange
Samuelle Pierre-Louis Cange [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.89

Parent: Maude Pierre-Louis

College: Florida A&M University

Salutatorian

Dion Jackson

Dion Jackson
Dion Jackson [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.11

Parents: Ketner Jackson and Diane Brown

College: Hillsborough Community College

Major: Biomedicine

Collegiate Academy at Armwood High

Valedictorian

James Hudson IV

James Hudson
James Hudson [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.84

Parents: James Hudson III and Christina Hudson

College: Florida State University

Salutatorian

Kailen Christian

Kailen Christian
Kailen Christian [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]
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GPA: 9.06

Parents: Claiborne Christian III and Karen Christian

College: Florida State University

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Blake High

Valedictorian

Michel Espinoza

Michel Espinoza
Michel Espinoza [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 5.33

Parents: Maria M. Vasquez and Ernesto Espinoza

College: Valencia College / University of Central Florida

Salutatorian

Antioneque Camille

Antioneque Camille
Antioneque Camille [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 5.16

Parent: Anastesia Stubbins

College: Hillsborough Community College / Florida State University

Blake High arts magnet

Valedictorian

James La Fayette

James La Fayette
James La Fayette [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.75

Parent: Tyesha S. La Fayette

College: Northwestern University

Major: Aerospace engineering

Salutatorian

Ethan Stephanis

Ethan Stephanis
Ethan Stephanis [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.36

Parent: Hilda Stephanis

College: University of Florida

Major: Computer engineering

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Bloomingdale High

Valedictorian

Emily Moore-Shrieves

Emily Moore-Shrieves
Emily Moore-Shrieves [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.86

Parents: Robert Shrieves and Melissa Moore

College: Harvard University

Major: International relations, political science

Salutatorian

Samuel Sebastian

Samuel Sebastian
Samuel Sebastian [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.20

Parents: John and Dawn Sebastian

College: University of Florida

Major: Theoretical physics

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Brandon High

Valedictorian

Layla Carty

Layla Carty
Layla Carty [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.68

Parents: Jason and Heather Carty

College: University of South Florida

Major: Health science

Salutatorian

Mackenzie Sampson

Mackenzie Sampson
Mackenzie Sampson [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.52

Parents: Aaron and Jeanette Sampson

College: University of South Florida

Major: Chemistry

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Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High

Valedictorian

Julie Fernandez

Julie Fernandez
Julie Fernandez [ Courtesy of Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High ]

GPA: 9.2

Parents: Eric and Elena Fernandez

College: University of Florida

Major: Zoology

Salutatorian

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas
Elizabeth Thomas [ Courtesy of Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High ]

GPA: 8.4

Parents: Derrick and Martha Thomas

College: University of South Florida

Major: Biomedical sciences

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Chamberlain High

Valedictorian

Kossay Daniel Srayaldin

Kossay Daniel Srayaldin
Kossay Daniel Srayaldin [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.56

Parents: Ghassan Srayaldin and Wafaa Ghannam

College: University of Chicago

Major: Medical field

Salutatorian

Carlos Manuel Estepa

Carlos Manuel Estepa
Carlos Manuel Estepa [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.11

Parents: Carlos Estepa and Tania Anzardo

College: University of South Florida

Major: Civil engineering

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Durant High

Valedictorian

Ashley Irovando

Ashley Irovando
Ashley Irovando [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.59

Parents: Anthony and Julie Irovando

College: University of Central Florida

Major: Engineering/Disney program

Salutatorian

Alexandra Sigl

Alexandra Sigl
Alexandra Sigl [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.74

Parents: Robert and Bettyann Sigl

College: University of Florida

Major: International affairs

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East Bay High

Valedictorian

Jenjella Morris

Jenjella Morris
Jenjella Morris [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.95

Parents: Timothy and Ahchana Morris

College: University of South Florida

Major: Civil engineering

Salutatorian

Wyatt Amarosa

Wyatt Amarosa
Wyatt Amarosa [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.65

Parents: John and Erin Amarosa

College: Florida Institute of Technology

Major: Ocean engineering

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Freedom High

Valedictorian

Pascale Carvalho

Pascale Carvalho
Pascale Carvalho [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.51

Parents: Daniel and Chantal Carvalho

College: Undecided

Salutatorian

Hannah Farzaneh

Hannah Farzaneh
Hannah Farzaneh [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.81

Parents: Masoud Farzaneh and Fariba Shafii

College: University of Florida

Major: Biology

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Gaither High

Valedictorian

Dylan Mazard

Dylan Mazard
Dylan Mazard [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 11.76

Parents: Thomas J. and Maria Mazard

College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Salutatorian

Nicholas Sabol

Nicholas Sabol
Nicholas Sabol [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.81

Parents: Thomas and Marie Sabol

College: Undecided

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Hillsborough High

Valedictorian

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith
Olivia Smith [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.0

Parent: Octavia Smith

College: Georgetown University or Bowdoin College

Salutatorian

Jack Fontenot

Jack Fontenot
Jack Fontenot [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.2

Parents: Robert and Christine Fontenot

College: Louisiana State University

International Baccalaureate program at Hillsborough High

Valedictorian

Kelvin Wang

Kelvin Wang
Kelvin Wang [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.1

Parents: Wenbiao and Pei Wang

College: University of California, Berkeley

Salutatorian

Rutwa Shah

Rutwa Shah
Rutwa Shah [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.5

Parents: Mehul K. and Devangi M. Shah

College: University of Central Florida

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Hillsborough Virtual School

Valedictorian

Mariam Masud

Mariam Masud
Mariam Masud [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.81

Parents: Farid Masud and Sundus Iraq

College: University of South Florida

Major: Nursing

Salutatorian

Nilaja Bythewood

Nilaja Bythewood
Nilaja Bythewood [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.60

Parents: Craig Bythewood and Cecelia Knowles

College: Florida A&M University

Major: Psychology

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Jefferson High

Valedictorian

Alexis Lara-Ramirez

Alexis Lara-Ramirez
Alexis Lara-Ramirez [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 5.96

Parents: Horacio Lara and Maria Ramirez

Salutatorian

Kailyn Punales

Kailyn Punales
Kailyn Punales [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 5.88

Parents: Florencio Gonzalez Punales and Yasbelyn Hernandez

Jefferson High Leadership Academy

Valedictorian

Samuel Rudig

Samuel Rudig
Samuel Rudig [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.81

Parents: Bart and Anella Vig

Salutatorian

Nyona Brown

Nyona Brown
Nyona Brown [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.84

Parents: Nathaniel and Christina C. Brown

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King High

Valedictorian

John Weston Overton

John Weston Overton
John Weston Overton [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.02

Parents: John and Lori Overton

College: Florida State University

Salutatorian

Sofia Binjaku

Sofia Binjaku
Sofia Binjaku [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.09

Parents: Pellumb and Flora Binjaku

College: Florida State University

International Baccalaureate program at King High

Valedictorian

Ashwatha Suresh

Ashwatha Suresh
Ashwatha Suresh [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.72

Parents: Suresh Ramakrishnan and Ishwarya Sureshkumar

College: Undecided

Salutatorian

Anya Patidar

Anya Patidar
Anya Patidar [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.52

Parents: Kirit and Aditi Patidar

College: Undecided

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Lennard High

Valedictorian

Lurrie Leon

Lurrie Leon
Lurrie Leon [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.53

Parents: Pierre A. and Ludie Leon

College: University of Florida

Major: Health science

Salutatorian

Kylie Anderson

Kylie Anderson
Kylie Anderson [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.01

Parents: Matthew and Misti Anderson

College: Florida State University

Major: Biological science

Collegiate Academy at Lennard High

Valedictorian

Kaylin Anglin

Kaylin Anglin
Kaylin Anglin [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.51

Parents: Charles and Sherri Anglin

College: University of Florida

Major: Health science

Salutatorian

Edgar Murrillo Guerra

Edgar Murrillo Guerra
Edgar Murrillo Guerra [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.46

Parent: Felicitas Guerra

College: Tufts University

Major: Computer science

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Leto High

Valedictorian

Truc To

Truc To
Truc To [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.61

Parents: Trai To and Thi Xem Nguyen

College: Jacksonville University

Major: Aviation management

Salutatorian

Edwin McCants

Edwin McCants
Edwin McCants [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 5.92

Parents: Glenn and Judith McCants

College: Florida State University

Collegiate Academy at Leto High

Valedictorian

Fatema Ashour

GPA: 8.32

Parents: Salem Ashour and Jamila Elmukhtar

College: University of Florida

Salutatorian

Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen
Michelle Nguyen [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.2

Parents: Phuong Nguyen and Kathy Pham

College: University of South Florida

Major: Chemistry

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Middleton High

Valedictorian

Arthur Simmons

Arthur Simmons
Arthur Simmons [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 5.30

Parents: Ronald and Akemi Simmons

College: University of South Florida

Salutatorian

Elijah Fuente

Elijah Fuente
Elijah Fuente [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 4.97

Parent: Amber Fuente

College: Hillsborough Community College

Middleton High STEM magnet

Valedictorian

Rishi Nair

Rishi Nair
Rishi Nair [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 10.48

Parents: Ray and Geetha Muralidharan

College: University of Central Florida

Salutatorian

Venkata Yeddula

Venkata Yeddula
Venkata Yeddula [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.61

Parents: Raghu Yeddula and Bandala Vineesha

College: University of South Florida

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Newsome High

Valedictorian

Anika Shah

Anika Shah
Anika Shah [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.44

Parents: Manjul and Rupa Shah

College: Vanderbilt University

Salutatorian

Cody Basquill

Cody Basquill
Cody Basquill [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.82

Parents: John C. and Ashley M. Basquill

College: Florida State University

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Plant High

Valedictorian

Lauren Lampinen

Lauren Lampinen
Lauren Lampinen [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.15

Parents: Larry and Julie Lampinen

College: University of Notre Dame

Salutatorian

Hayden Stern

Hayden Stern
Hayden Stern [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.80

Parents: Robert and Susan Stern

College: Duke University

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Plant City High

Valedictorian

Dalton Drew Blanton

Dalton Drew Blanton
Dalton Drew Blanton [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.84

Parents: James and Melody Blanton

College: University of Florida

Salutatorian

Bailey Brooke Blanton

Bailey Brooke Blanton
Bailey Brooke Blanton [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.56

Parents: James and Melody Blanton

College: University of Florida

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Riverview High

Valedictorian

Deandrea Daughtry

Deandrea Daughtry
Deandrea Daughtry [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.42

Parent: Tracy Smack

College: Lehigh University

Major: Biology

Salutatorian

Carolina Cordon-Morales

Carolina Cordon-Morales
Carolina Cordon-Morales [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.87

Parents: Ronaldo and Lucero Cordon

Major: Pre-med

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Robinson High

Valedictorian

Marina Werkmeister

Marina Werkmeister
Marina Werkmeister [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.72

Parents: Earnest Werkmeister and Chanya Werkmeister-McKinzie

College: University of South Florida or Florida Atlantic University

Salutatorian

Lindsey Chadwick

Lindsey Chadwick
Lindsey Chadwick [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.70

Parents: Lonis and Laura Chadwick

College: Jacksonville University

International Baccalaureate program at Robinson High

Valedictorian

Sriya Kollipara

Sriya Kollipara
Sriya Kollipara [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.92

Parents: Chandrashe and Srvjana Kollipara

College: University of Florida

Salutatorian

Priya Sambasivan

Priya Sambasivan
Priya Sambasivan [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.49

Parents: Ramesh Sambasivan and Namratha Sanka

College: University of Florida

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Sickles High

Valedictorian

Claudia Alvarez

Claudia Alvarez
Claudia Alvarez [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.49

Parents: Rolando Alvarez and Susel Rodriguez

College: University of Florida

Major: Biology/public health

Salutatorian

Alexis Tran

Alexis Tran
Alexis Tran [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.58

Parents: Hien and Kim Tran

College: University of Florida

Major: Biology

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Spoto High

Valedictorian

Jacob Garbett

Jacob Garbett
Jacob Garbett [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.24

Parents: Michael and Lea Garbett

College: University of North Florida

Salutatorian

Jessica McCallum

Jessica McCallum
Jessica McCallum [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.71

Parents: Daniel and Michele McCallum

College: University of Florida

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Steinbrenner High

Valedictorian

Camilla Quintero

Camilla Quintero
Camilla Quintero [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.44

Parents: Dixy Rodriguez and Nelson Quintero

College: University of Florida

Major: Finance/pre-law

Salutatorian

Breanna Macumber

Breanna Macumber
Breanna Macumber [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.27

Parents: Lara and Steven Macumber

College: University of Florida

Major: Health sciences/pre-med

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Strawberry Crest High

Valedictorian

Mckinley Baker

Mckinley Baker
Mckinley Baker [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.30

Parents: Jeff and Taylor Baker

College: University of Central Florida

Major: Health science/pre-clinical track

Salutatorian

Selena Jose-Reyes

Selena Jose-Reyes
Selena Jose-Reyes [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.18

Parents: Claudio Jose Gonzalez and Leticia Reyes

College: Hillsborough Community College

Major: Nursing

International Baccalaureate program at Strawberry Crest High

Valedictorian

Rehan Shah

Rehan Shah
Rehan Shah [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.69

Parents: Tushar and Sapana Shah

College: University of Florida

Major: Biomedical sciences

Salutatorian

Nishant Nagururu

Nishant Nagururu
Nishant Nagururu [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.48

Parents: Kishore and Swarna Nagururu

College: University of Florida

Major: Computer science

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Sumner High

Valedictorian

Jalena Dinh

Jalena Dinh
Jalena Dinh [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.88

Parents: Erick Dinh and Jessica Nguyen

College: University of Florida

Salutatorian

Shaunti Sanford

Shaunti Sanford
Shaunti Sanford [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.19

Parents: Sean Sanford and Mylene Sanandres

College: Delaware State University

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Tampa Bay Technical High

Valedictorian

Madeline Kumar

Madeline Kumar
Madeline Kumar [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.54

Parents: Alyssa and Steven Kumar

College: University of South Florida

Major: Computer science

Salutatorian

Alexa Torres

Alexa Torres
Alexa Torres [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 6.04

Parents: Luz and Claudio Torres

College: University of Florida

Major: Physics

Tampa Bay Technical High Academy of Health Professions

Valedictorian

Arun Roy

Arun Roy
Arun Roy [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.13

Parents: Betty Roy and Roy Varghese

College: University of South Florida

Major: Biomedical sciences

Salutatorian

Noel Temesgen

Noel Temesgen
Noel Temesgen [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 8.12

Parents: Medhanit Yeheyis and Temesgen Mekonnen

College: Johns Hopkins University or Duke University

Major: Biological engineering

Tampa Bay Technical High Academy of Architecture

Valedictorian

Eyob Mamo

Eyob Mamo
Eyob Mamo [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.76

Parents: Melishew Mamo and Belihu Kidane

College: Georgia Tech or University of Florida

Major: Aerospace engineering

Salutatorian

Ameer Hakim

Ameer Hakim
Ameer Hakim [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 7.12

Parents: Meira and Waleed Hakim

College: University of Florida or University of South Florida

Major: Electrical engineering

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Wharton High

Valedictorian

Sonya Patel

Sonya Patel
Sonya Patel [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.40

Parents: Vishal and Sangita Patel

College: University of South Florida or University of Florida

Major: Pre-med

Co-salutatorian

Alexander Deevers

Alexander Deevers
Alexander Deevers [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.12

Parents: Stephanie Brokamp Deevers

College: University of South Florida or University of Florida

Major: Pre-med

Co-salutatorian

Dane Deevers

Dane Deevers
Dane Deevers [ Hillsborough County Public Schools ]

GPA: 9.12

Parents: Stephanie Brokamp Deevers

College: University of Florida

Major: Engineering

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