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The Naples Daily News presents the community's 2019 "Graduates of Distinction." One student from each area school is selected by school staff.

The Naples Daily News will update this story with a new graduate each day through the end of the series.

Adayan Munsuarrieta - Golden Gate High School: It’s not Adayan Munsuarrieta’s impressive academic record that makes him stand out among his peers at Golden Gate High School. Read his story >>

Ashley Lofgren - Mason Classical Academy: Women are behind some of the greatest advancements in computer programming. Mason Classical Academy senior Ashley Lofgren aspires to be a trailblazer like them. Read her story >>

Mallory Eisel - First Baptist Academy: From sports and mission trips to National Honor Society and Taekwondo, First Baptist Academy senior Mallory Eisel likes to keep busy. Read her story >>

Claybrook Story - Everglades City School: Last year, Everglades City School senior Claybrook Story drove to the nearest U.S. Marine Corps recruitment center without telling anyone where he was going. He enlisted that day. Read his story >>

Adora Teresi - Community School of Naples: Community School of Naples senior Adora Teresi's goal is to help young women in developing countries get an education. She may start laying the groundwork for the nonprofit before she graduates from Georgetown. Wasting time is not in her nature. Read her story >>

Blake Hankey - Palmetto Ridge High School: Blake Hankey thinks he’s average. But, as this year’s Palmetto Ridge High School Graduate of Distinction and someone whose days are typically hectic and filled with activities, he might have some explaining to do for that thought. Read his story >>

Marshall Daffner - Marco Island Academy: Although he was a six-sport athlete, Marco Island Academy senior Marshall Daffner is more drawn to the triaging of injuries and his desire to help people. He plans to become a trauma surgeon. Read his story >>

Christian Soriano-Reyes - Immokalee High School: Christian Soriano-Reyes knows he shouldn’t make career choices based on TV shows, but 'CSI: Miami' has the Immokalee High School senior ready to pursue a career in forensic science. Read his story >>

Christine Lam - South Fort Myers High School: Christine Lam has had to overcome a lot this year, but that didn't stop the South Fort Myers High School senior from earning a 5.75 GPA and an acceptance to the University of Florida. Read her story >>

John Marchetti - Estero High School: Friends and family tell John Marchetti he should be a future CEO or politician. He is on the path to accomplish that and more as he heads to the University of Pennsylvania in the fall. Read his story >>

Michael Mizell - Gulf Coast High School: If school was a paying job, Michael would have earned a lot of overtime, especially the past four years. It wasn't unusual for him to leave the house at 5 a.m. and get home at 10 p.m. because he was so busy. Read his story >>

Annalise Lang - Seacrest Country Day School: She may have lost count of the number of times she's performed onstage with her cello, but Seacrest Country Day School senior Annalise Lang will never forget playing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Read her story >>

Michael Moll - Naples High School: Michael Moll spends most of his time balancing two of his favorite things — school and tennis, and he’ll do the same at Emory University in the fall. His dedication led him to be at the top of his game in both. Read his story >>

Tyler Hughes - Barron Collier High School: Tyler Hughes spent a lot of his high school career dual-enrolled as an FGCU student, but the Barron Collier High School student body president and projected valedictorian is ready to carry on his family's University of Florida tradition. Read his story >>

Francisco Antunez - Lely High School: Francisco Antunez has many goals as he heads to the University of Florida, but one stands out in particular — the Lely High School valedictorian wants to emulate his father and be as happy and successful as he was before he passed away from lymphoma in 2017. Read his story >>

Mauricio Santamarina - St. John Neumann Catholic High School: St. John Neumann senior Mauricio Santamarina knows all about taking one for the team. His passion on the football field transfers to his work inside and outside the classroom. Read his story >>

Rebecca Paul - Lorenzo Walker Technical High School: This May, Rebecca Paul will graduate from three different schools on the path to becoming an orthodontist: Lorenzo Walker Technical High School, the Dental Assisting Program at Technical College and with her Associate’s Degree from Florida Southwestern State College. Read her story >>

John Scheck - Rhodora J. Donahue Academy: Donahue Academy valedictorian John Scheck declined a scholarship to Hillsdale College in Michigan in order to pursue a mission trip in Mexico. Read his story >>

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