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PHOTOS: Hometown Honors 2015

POSTED: 08:51 AM EDT Mar 30, 2015    UPDATED: 10:11 AM EDT May 15, 2015 

These are the top graduating seniors in 2015 from each of the local high schools in the area.

Elizabeth Abel of Dayspring Christian Academy
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Elizabeth Abel of Dayspring Christian Academy plans on attending the University of Virginia.

She plans to major in biology because: "I like understanding how the world works, and biology presents a field where other people's lives can be positively affected by that knowledge."

Role model: "Mother Teresa has always been an individual that I looked up to. Her faithful life and humble existence had a great impact on the world, but more importantly she changed the lives of the individuals that she encountered because she loved them."

Advice for upcoming students: "It's okay to be passionate about your friendships, your interests, and your faith. Don't hold yourself back."

2014 Hometown Honors Interviews

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