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Here are Pinellas private school valedictorians, salutatorians for 2023

Top students at 12 schools are honored as graduation season gets underway.
 
The Class of 2023 takes center stage at 12 Pinellas private schools.
The Class of 2023 takes center stage at 12 Pinellas private schools. [ DIRK SHADD | Times (2014) ]
Published May 16, 2023|Updated May 16, 2023

The Tampa Bay Times’ annual tribute to the area’s top students kicks off this week with schools from Pinellas County. Here are the valedictorians and salutatorians from the county’s private schools:

Admiral Farragut Academy

Valedictorian

Jillian Aprile, 18

Jillian Aprile
Jillian Aprile [ Courtesy of Admiral Farragut Academy ]

GPA: 4.59

Parents: Michelle Aprile and Kim Floore

College: Johns Hopkins University

Major: Biomedical engineering

Salutatorian

Jacob Fisher, 17

Jacob Fisher
Jacob Fisher [ Courtesy of Admiral Farragut Academy ]

GPA: 4.53

Parent: Stefanie Fisher

College: University of California, Berkeley

Major: Political science

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Calvary Christian High

Valedictorian

Olivia Forlini, 17

Olivia Forlini
Olivia Forlini [ Courtesy of Olivia Forlini ]

GPA: 4.53

Parents: Paul and Shannon Forlini

College: Florida Atlantic University

Major: International business

Salutatorian

Morgan Bonk, 17

Morgan Bonk
Morgan Bonk [ Courtesy of Morgan Bonk ]

GPA: 4.53

Parents: Holly Bonk and Mike Prusinski

College: University of Florida

Major: Biology and business

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Canterbury School of Florida

Valedictorian

Oliver Schad, 18

Oliver Schad
Oliver Schad [ Courtesy of Canterbury School of Florida ]

GPA: 4.32

Parents: Mary Beth Hansson and Jim Schad

College: University of Florida

Major: Aerospace engineering

Salutatorian

Maya Bickford, 18

Maya Bickford
Maya Bickford [ Courtesy of Canterbury School of Florida ]

GPA: 4.29

Parents: Josh Bickford and Celia Lescano

College: University of Florida

Major: Health education and behavior

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Clearwater Academy International

Valedictorian

Anna Sztykowski, 18

Anna Sztykowski
Anna Sztykowski [ Courtesy of Clearwater Academy International ]

GPA: 4.3

Parent: Kasia Sztykowski

College: University of Florida

Major: Undecided

Co-Salutatorian

Jack Gutek, 18

Jack Gutek
Jack Gutek [ Courtesy of Clearwater Academy International ]

GPA: 4.2

Parents: Greg and Tracy Gutek

College: University of Calgary

Major: Business

Co-Salutatorian

Luke Gutek, 18

Luke Gutek
Luke Gutek [ Courtesy of Clearwater Academy International ]

GPA: 4.2

Parents: Greg and Tracy Gutek

College: University of Calgary

Major: Business

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Clearwater Central Catholic High

Valedictorian

Molly Elliott, 18

Molly Elliott
Molly Elliott [ Courtesy of Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

Parents: Jeffrey and Robin Elliott

College: Florida State University

Major: Finance

Co-Salutatorian

Fatima Celis Galindo, 18

Fatima Celis Galindo
Fatima Celis Galindo [ Courtesy of Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

Parents: Miguel Celis Jimenez and Andrea Galindo Ramirez

College: University of Notre Dame

Major: Business marketing

Co-Salutatorian

Franchesca Martin-Refojos, 18

Franchesca Martin-Refojos
Franchesca Martin-Refojos [ Courtesy of Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

Parents: Francisco Martin and Lina Martin-Rodriguez

College: Baylor University

Major: Biology and neuroscience

Co-Salutatorian

Katherine Phy, 17

Katherine Phy
Katherine Phy [ Courtesy of Clearwater Central Catholic High ]

Parents: Scott and Lisa Phy

College: University of Florida

Major: Biomedical engineering

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Indian Rocks Christian School

Co-Valedictorian

Minta Green, 18

Minta Green
Minta Green [ Courtesy of Indian Rocks Christian School ]

GPA: 4.48

Parents: Floyd and Maria Green

College: University of Florida

Major: Business

Co-Valedictorian

Rebecca Humbert

Rebecca Humbert
Rebecca Humbert [ Courtesy of Indian Rocks Christian School ]

GPA: 4.48

Parents: Lisa and Carl Humbert

College: Cedarville University

Major: Mechanical engineering

Salutatorian

Aidan Moore, 18

Aidan Moore
Aidan Moore [ Courtesy of Indian Rocks Christian School ]

GPA: 4.43

Parents: James Moore III and Linda Moore

College: University of South Florida

Major: Business

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Keswick Christian School

Valedictorian

George Hurst, 18

George Hurst
George Hurst [ Courtesy of Keswick Christian School ]

GPA: 4.67

Parents: Gabriel and Rita Hurst

College: University of South Florida

Major: Biology (pre-dentistry)

Salutatorian

Callie Schmidt, 18

Callie Schmidt
Callie Schmidt [ Courtesy of Keswick Christian School ]

GPA: 4.62

Parents: John and Debra Schmidt

College: Union University

Major: Biology (pre-chiropractic)

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Lakeside Christian School

Valedictorian

Grace Maisonet, 18

GPA: 4.1

Parents: Patricia and Willy Maisonet

College: St. Petersburg College

Major: Undecided

Salutatorian

Melissa Huapilla-Perez, 17

Melissa Huapilla-Perez
Melissa Huapilla-Perez [ Courtesy of Melissa Huapilla-Perez ]

GPA: 3.89

Parents: Juliana Perez and Amadeo Huapilla

College: St. Petersburg College

Major: Nurse practitioner

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Northside Christian School

Valedictorian

Annika Lameyer, 18

Annika Lameyer
Annika Lameyer [ Courtesy of Northside Christian School ]

GPA: 4.53

Parents: Matthew and Marianne Lameyer

College: University of Florida

Major: Accounting

Salutatorian

Patrick Bier, 17

Patrick Bier
Patrick Bier [ Courtesy of Northside Christian School ]

GPA: 4.51

Parents: Nelson and Jennifer Bier

College: University of Florida

Major: Engineering

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Oldsmar Christian School

Valedictorian

Aidan John Gibson, 18

Aidan John Gibson
Aidan John Gibson [ Courtesy of Oldsmar Christian School ]

Parents: John and Rachel Gibson

Plans: Enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.

Salutatorian

Mary Ciarra Upshur, 18

Mary Ciarra Upshur
Mary Ciarra Upshur [ Courtesy of Oldsmar Christian School ]

Parents: McKenzie and Helen Upshur

College: St. Petersburg College

Major: Undecided

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St. Petersburg Catholic High

Valedictorian

Isabella Juarez, 18

Isabella Juarez
Isabella Juarez [ Courtesy of St. Petersburg Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.63 (won tiebreaker)

Parents: Martin and Kathryn Juarez

College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Major: Physics

Salutatorian

Marija Ulevicius, 18

Marija Ulevicius
Marija Ulevicius [ Courtesy of St. Petersburg Catholic High ]

GPA: 4.63

Parents: Antennas Ulevicius and Ruta Uleviciene

College: University of Chicago

Major: Geophysical sciences

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Shorecrest Preparatory School

Valedictorian

Dylan Winer, 18

Dylan Winer
Dylan Winer [ Courtesy of Shorecrest Preparatory School ]

GPA: 4.86

Parents: Maria and Russell Winer

College: Georgia Tech

Major: Mechanical engineering

Salutatorian

Sean Sheikholeslam, 18

Sean Sheikholeslam
Sean Sheikholeslam [ Courtesy of Shorecrest Preparatory School ]

GPA: 4.80

Parents: Chun Chang and Shahab Sheikholeslam

College: University of Florida

Major: Computer science and finance

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