The Top 20 seniors were announced for the 2021-2022 school year. The list included Valedictorian Cassidy Camera and Salutatorian Catherine Morrow, who earned spots as number one and number two, respectively.

Reaching for goals of admission into a top college, Camera is now choosing between going to Yale and University of Florida.

“I wanna go through my undergraduate and then eventually go to graduate school, get a doctorate and work in research, like research in the natural sciences,” Camera said. 

Extracurricular activities and trying new things were stepping stones that helped Camera and other seniors achieve their goals. Camera earned her pilot’s license and flies a Cessna 172 across Central Florida.

“Quiz bowl, Model United Nations, my pilot’s license. Very briefly, I was a member of Spanish club. I had a job, I worked at Little Greek. I volunteered at the downtown library,” Camera said.

As for Morrow, they intend to pursue digital media at UCF.

“[I want to] improve my art abilities and meet new people. [I want to] work as a concept artist for freelance,” Morrow said.

With such a strong passion for art, Morrow enjoyed taking numerous art classes while in high school. 

“[My favorite memory from Boone was] Mrs. Moitoza’s class. AP Art History because it’s a good opportunity to improve and learn about new cultures. It’s fulfilling,” Morrow said. 

As graduation approaches, Morrow offers advice to underclassmen and looks forward to starting college.

“Pace yourself and do not burn yourself out. [I’m looking forward to] meeting new people and expanding my horizons,” Morrow said. “Stand up for yourself and stand up for your education. [My biggest regret was] not talking to my friends as much. It is important to make time to be a person.”

Below are the Top 20 seniors.

By Emmy Bailey

Emmy Bailey is the Editor-in-Cheif of Hilights. She has been in it for three years and has a passion for journalism. In her other time, she enjoys participating in theatre and is Troupe 1139 secretary.

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