Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Clay Honor Students

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Clay Honor Students

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Valedictorian: Emily Michal

Age: 18

GPA: 4.78

Parents: David Michal and Audrey Michal

School she plans to attend: Barnard College, sister school to Columbia University in New York City

Major: Comparative literature or international studies

Extracurricular activities: Ballet, modern dance, Clay High Elite Dance Team, art (painting and pastels), Beta Club and National Honor Society

Favorite high school subjects: Advanced placement literature and BC calculus, which is the most advanced calculus class available

Best thing about high school: "I enjoyed taking college-level courses within a community of support from friends and teachers. I also enjoyed growing up with a group of people and watching how we developed into mature adults."

Worst thing about high school: "I disliked the unnecessary restrictions placed on the entire school because of the actions of a few persons who cannot handle freedom."

Who was your mentor or favorite teacher? "Olivia Sweat (advanced placement literature) because she inspires the expansion of our own ideas and convictions, through discussion and reading. …

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