Eastside 2021 Top 10 Graduates

Eastside High School Announces Class of 2021 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Top 10 Graduates
Posted on 03/30/2021
valedictorian and salutatorianEastside High School is pleased to announce the top ten graduates of the Class of 2021! Graduating at the top of the class is valedictorian, Joyce Li, and salutatorian, Cason Kauffmann. Rounding out the top ten graduates in alphabetical order are: Ziana Benjiman, Hannah Gaston, Lauren Gates, Jada Harrison, Warth Haymore, Ray Holt, Frances Prieto, and Arianna Thomas.

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

Joyce Li—The Class of 2021 valedictorian plans to attend Georgia Tech in the fall and major in Computer Science. She chose Mr. Eric Adams as her favorite teacher.

Cason Kauffmann—The Class of 2021 salutatorian plans on attending Georgia Tech in the fall to pursue a degree in mathematics. He chose Mr. Tony Chatfield as his favorite teacher.

Ziana Benjiman—Ziana plans to attend Grinnell College in the fall on a full-ride QuestBridge National Match College Scholarship. She chose Mrs. Leslie Welborn as her favorite teacher.

Hannah Gaston—Hannah plans to attend Georgia Tech in the fall and major in biochemistry. She chose Mrs. Julia Chatfield as her favorite teacher.

Lauren Gates—Lauren plans to attend Clemson University in the fall and major in business. She chose Mrs. Kelly Shaughnessy as her favorite teacher.

Jada Harrison—Jada plans to attend college in the fall and major in criminal justice before attending law school. She chose Mr. Tony Brooks as her favorite teacher.

Warth Haymore—Warth plans to attend college in the fall and study film and computer science. He chose Mrs. Betsy Proffitt as his favorite teacher.

Ray Holt—Ray plans to attend college in the fall to earn a degree in mechanical engineering. He chose Mr. Michael Poor as his favorite teacher.

Frances Prieito—Frances plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall and major in animal science or biology. She chose Mr. David Hornbeck as her favorite teacher.

Arianna Thomas—Arianna plans to attend college in the fall and major in mathematics with a possible minor in environmental science. She chose Mr. Josh Cook as her favorite teacher.