Eastside 2020 Top 10 Graduates

Eastside High School Announces the Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Top 10 Graduates
Posted on 02/27/2020
Principal Jeff Cher with valedictorian and salutatorianEastside High School is pleased to announce the top ten graduates of the Class of 2020. Graduating at the top of the class is valedictorian, Eathan Xu, and salutatorian, Jet Dong. Rounding out the top ten graduates in alphabetical order are: Jack Atkinson, Braxton Buff, Creighton Goerner, Lucas Harper, Allie Hay, Tiana Hoff, Logan Putnam, and Sarah Schlueter.

See below for information on the top ten graduates, including their plans for the future.

Eathan Xu—The Class of 2020 valedictorian plans on attending college to study astrophysics and research physics and its connections to astronomy. He chose Mr. David Hornbeck as his favorite teacher.

Jet Dong—The Class of 2020 salutatorian plans on attending college in Canada and is currently awaiting college decisions. He wants to major in chemistry. Jet chose Mr. Dennis Jones as his favorite teacher.

Jack Atkinson—Jack will attend Georgia Institute of Technology to study computer science and computer program. His dream job would be to work as an “Imagineer” at Disney. He chose Ms. Kelly Ortiz as his favorite teacher.

Braxton Buff—Braxton has been accepted to the University of Georgia but is waiting to receive decisions from other institutions before finalizing his college choice. Hs wants to major in the Classics. Braxton chose Mr. Eric Adams as his favorite teacher.

Creighton Goerner—Creighton is waiting on several college decisions; he eventually wants to attend law school. Creighton chose Mr. Champ Young as his favorite teacher.

Lucas Harper—Lucas is waiting on college decisions from several institutions. After earning his bachelor’s degree he hopes to pursue a master’s degree in business, finance and economics. Lucas chose Mrs. Heather Hawk as his favorite teacher.

Allie Hay—Allie is attending Davidson College in the fall with an intended double major in economics and religion. She chose Mr. Randy Norman as her favorite teacher.

Tiana Hoff—Tiana plans on attending the University of North Georgia to study kinesiology with a concentration in sports medicine. She then plans to attend physical therapy school. Tiana chose Mr. Michael Poor as her favorite teacher.

Logan Putnam—Logan will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology where he plans to major in applied physics and/or aerospace engineering. His ultimate passion is to explore a career in space exploration. He chose Ms. Kemily Pattillo as his favorite teacher.

Sarah Schlueter—Sarah plans on attending college to major in cellular and molecular biology with a concentration in pre-medicine. Her dream is to attend medical school and become a doctor—possibly specializing in anesthesiology, endocrinology, or ophthalmology. Sarah chose Ms. Betsy Proffitt as her favorite teacher.

Congratulations to the Eastside High School Class of 2020 valedictorian, salutatorian, and top ten graduates!
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