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Meet Hernando County’s valedictorians and salutatorians for 2022

After graduation events ending this week, they head for their next chapter.
In this livestream image, math teacher and senior class sponsor Tara Ferlita is seen raising her arms in celebration after telling graduates at Nature Coast Technical High to turn their tassels at the school's commencement ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022. Graduations for the Hernando County School District's four other high schools were scheduled for May 26, 27 and 28.
In this livestream image, math teacher and senior class sponsor Tara Ferlita is seen raising her arms in celebration after telling graduates at Nature Coast Technical High to turn their tassels at the school's commencement ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022. Graduations for the Hernando County School District's four other high schools were scheduled for May 26, 27 and 28. [ Hernando County School District ]
Published May 27

Four commencement ceremonies are scheduled this week in the Hernando County School District, closing out the year for the district’s traditional high schools. Following June 2 graduations for adult education students and Hernando eSchool, the summer begins.

Here are the students who finished at the top of their class this year at public and private schools in the county:

Central High

Valedictorian

Hayley Frazier

Hayley Frazier
Hayley Frazier [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.4

Parents: Daniel Frazier and Cathleen Dowis

College: University of South Florida

Major: Elementary education

Salutatorian

Elyzian Marulanda

Elyzian Marulanda
Elyzian Marulanda [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.37

Major: Information technology

Related: Photos — Tampa Bay's high school seniors graduate
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F.W. Springstead High

Valedictorian

Baylee Holcomb

Baylee Holcomb
Baylee Holcomb [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.79

Parents: Jeff and Stacey Holcomb

College: Florida International University

Major: Chemistry

Salutatorian

Lily Achenbach

Lily Achenbach
Lily Achenbach [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.77

Parents: Danaleigh and Timothy Achenbach

College: Florida State University

Major: Music theory

Related: Meet the valedictorians and salutatorians from Hillsborough public schools
Related: Hillsborough County’s private schools celebrate their top students
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Hernando High

Valedictorian

Asher Gibson

Asher Gibson
Asher Gibson [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.69

Parents: Allison and Chad Gibson

College: University of Central Florida

Major: Computer science

Salutatorian

Misa Viveiros

Misa Viveiros
Misa Viveiros [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.64

Parent: Hiromi Viveiros

College: Vanderbilt University

Major: Music and engineering

Related: Introducing the valedictorians and salutatorians for Pinellas public schools
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Nature Coast Technical High

Valedictorian

Brooke Culp

Brooke Culp
Brooke Culp [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.65

College: Florida State University

Major: Acting/theater

Salutatorian

Andrew Escamilla

Andrew Escamilla
Andrew Escamilla [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.62

College: University of Florida

Major: Health sciences

Related: A look at Pasco County’s valedictorians and salutatorians for 2022
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Spring Hill Christian Academy

Valedictorian

Elizabeth Mayercak

Elizabeth Mayercak
Elizabeth Mayercak [ Courtesy of Spring Hill Christian Academy ]

GPA: 4.24

Parents: Paul and Terasa Mayercak

College: Pensacola Christian College

Major: Electrical engineering

Salutatorian

Britney Devine

Britney Devine
Britney Devine [ Courtesy of Spring Hill Christian Academy ]

GPA: 4.10

Parents: Edwin and Damaris Devine

College: Pasco-Hernando State College

Major: Theater arts

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Weeki Wachee High

Valedictorian

Natalie Torres

Natalie Torres
Natalie Torres [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.76

Parents: Juan and Carla Torres

College: Princeton University

Major: Molecular biology

Salutatorian

Alexa Kalhorn

Alexa Kalhorn
Alexa Kalhorn [ Hernando County School District ]

GPA: 4.74

Parents: Kathryn and Gregory Kalhorn

College: University of South Florida

Major: Accounting and law

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