EHS 2024 Top Ten Graduates

Eastside High School Announces 2024 Top 10 Graduates
Posted on 03/22/2024
Eastside valedictorian and salutatorianEastside High School has announced the names of the top ten graduates of the Class of 2024. Leading the way are valedictorian, Emma Oftedal, and salutatorian, Jordan Nealy. Each of the top ten graduates have exciting prospects ahead of them as they prepare for life after high school.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Eastside High Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The top ten graduates listed in alphabetical order:

Eastside top ten graduates

• Layna Cher—Layna plans to attend Clemson University to obtain a degree in education. Her career goal is to teach high school history. She chose Mrs. Kelly Shaughnessy as her top teacher.

• Megan Ellington—Megan plans to attend the University of North Georgia and major in photography with a minor in marketing. Her career goal is to become a missionary photographer. She selected Ms. Kemily Pattillo as her top teacher.

• Gabe Guerrero—Gabe plans to attend the University of Georgia to obtain a master’s in mechanical engineering. He selected Mr. Dennis Jones as his top teacher.

• Lauren Hall—Lauren plans to attend Clemson University and major in nursing. She selected Ms. Kayla Stoddard as her top teacher.

• Hannah Holcombe—Hannah plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall and major in finance. She selected Ms. Ashlyn Lazenby as her top teacher.

• Emma Grace Lumpkin—Emma Grace plans to major in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech as a member of the Honors Program. She hopes to pursue a career in the field of mechanical engineering after graduation. She selected Mr. Ryan Allred as her top teacher.

• Colin McGowan—Colin plans to attend the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a focus in accounting. He selected Ms. Haley Dawkins as his top teacher.

Jordan Nealy—Jordan, the salutatorian, plans to attend Clemson University with a major in biology on the pre-med track. After college she hopes to attend either a medical or PA School to become either an orthopedist or orthopedic physician’s assistant. She selected Ms. Lin Kerr as her top teacher.

• Emma Oftedal—Emma, the valedictorian, plans to attend a four-year university to major in English Literature. She eventually would like to enter the world of book editing and publishing. She selected Mr. Eric Adams as her top teacher.

• Lila Whitmire—Lila plans to attend either Emory University or Mercer University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in nursing with a minor in classics. She would like to become a nurse anesthetist. Lila selected Mr. Michael Poor as her top teacher.