Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
On Saturday, May 21, the 87-member Shorecrest Preparatory School Class of 2022 received their diplomas in the Janet Root Theatre. Among the graduating class were 4 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., a military appointment, 9 NCAA committed student-athletes, and Thespians acknowledged by the Broadway Star of the Future Awards! Five Chargers were recognized as STEAM Scholars and 10 as Global Scholars with special seals on their diplomas.

Collectively the Class of 2022 completed over 11,000 service hours during their four years of high school - locally, nationally and virtually.

As a PK-12 independent school, students may spend their entire childhood at Shorecrest. Of the Class of 2022, 35 students attended Shorecrest for over 11 years and are considered “Lifers.” They were awarded a longevity medal and recognized during Commencement.

Legacy students are also an important component of community-building here at Shorecrest. The Class of 2022 includes five students with at least one parent who attended Shorecrest in the past. The connections for this class are strengthened with more members having relatives who were faculty/staff members or have served on the Shorecrest Board of Trustees.

Meet Michael Cañizares, Valedictorian

Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Michael Cañizares, personifies the Mission and Core Values of Shorecrest. A 15-year lifer who began at Shorecrest at 3 years old, Michael upholds the four pillars of the School’s mission as a top scholar, talented musician, dedicated athlete, and committed community leader. He is known for tackling academic challenges, finding connections between subjects, and pursuing his interests with gusto. 

Meet Ethan Danielson, Salutatorian

Class of 2022 Salutatorian, Ethan Danielson, is a National Championship sailor, Coolidge Senator, and National Merit Commended Scholar. Another fun fact: he cleverly managed the omnipresent challenge of parking on the Shorecrest campus this year. Celebrating the senior tradition of painting his spot’s curb stop, Ethan forewent the traditional choices of nickname, initials or artwork, and instead painted simply “NO PARKING” on his designated spot. He is one of few individuals who has never arrived at school to find his parking spot borrowed. 
Mikhail Whyte arrived at Shorecrest as a sophomore transfer student in order to pursue stronger academic opportunities. In his first year on the campus, Mikhail was awarded the distinction of Outstanding Citizen for the tenth-grade class, quickly and quietly establishing his legacy within the Shorecrest community. Shaped but not defined by adversity and challenges over the years, he chooses on a daily basis to remain steadfast to a commitment to himself and his family to be proud, diligent, and responsible while approaching each day with a sense of humor and positivity.

By the Numbers

2022 Matriculation list

Arcadia University 
Babson College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Case Western Reserve University
Citadel, The Military College of South
College of William and Mary
Denison University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Emory University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Fordham University
George Washington University
High Point University
Miami University - Oxford, Ohio
Michigan State University
Oglethorpe University
Princeton University
Southern Methodist University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Tallahassee Community College
Texas A&M University
United States Air Force Academy
University of Alabama
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Massachussets, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Mount Olive
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame
University of Richmond
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Williams College

Class of 2022 Kindergarten Video Clips

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.