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See where Cobb’s valedictorians are going to college and their GPAs

Cobb County’s graduates are off to their next phases in life, some of which include continuing to sweat in the Georgia heat of summer.

Yes, 13 of the valedictorians/co-valedictorians from Cobb’s 16 high schools are sticking around for home cooking and free laundry. A couple are going up North to some place named Harvard.


Here is last year’s group in Cobb.


Three high schools had co-valedictorians.

Check out the GPAs, the schools, the majors and the proud parents below. The information was provided by the Cobb County School District.


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Caleigh Ann Cullinan
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Alan C. Pope High School

Valedictorian: Caleigh Ann Cullinan

GPA: 4.768

Intended college: University of Georgia

Intended area of study: biology and psychology

Parents: Tom and Michelle Cullinan


Salutatorian: Hisham Kashif

GPA: 4.741

Intended college: Augusta University

Intended area of study: cell and molecular biology

Parents: Kashif Akhtar and Sabeen Akhtar


Sophia Blythe Greenberg
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Allatoona High School

Valedictorian: Sophia Blythe Greenberg

GPA: 4.618

Intended college: UGA

Intended area of study: environmental studies

Parents: Jeffrey and Jennifer Greenberg


Salutatorian: Ethan Lewis Benville

GPA: 4.606

Intended college: Georgia Institute of Technology

Intended area of study: applied mathematics and quantative finance

Parents: Denise and Jim Benville


Jennifer Shen
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Campbell High School

Valedictorian: Jennifer Shen

GPA: 4.8

Intended college: Georgia Tech

Intended area of study: industrial and systems engineering

Parents: Shyh-Chiang Shen and Minya Huang


Salutatorians: Grant Adams Brown;  Andrew Stephenson Huffman; Patrick Jacob Kramer; Emma Lynn Sollenberger; Jeniveve Alexandra Vaia; Patrick Theodore Will

GPA: 4.794

Intended colleges: Georgetown University; University of Virginia; Georgia Tech; Northwestern University; Georgia Tech; Georgia Tech

Intended areas of study: international business, Spanish, Portuguese; finance; biology; secondary education; material science and engineering; economics

Parents: Dick and Lisa Brown; Trey and Kristen Huffman; Andrew and Jennifer Kramer; Alan and Stacy Sollenberger; Jason and Siley Vaia; Geoffrey and Celeste Will


Brian Tyler Buckley
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Carlton J. Kell High School

Valedictorian: Brian Tyler Buckley

GPA: 4.5

Intended college: Georgia Tech

Intended area of study: industrial engineering

Parents: Stephen and Barbara Buckley


Salutatorian: Veronica May Achinger

GPA: 4.403

Intended college: UGA

Intended area of study: middle grades education

Parents: Tom and Vickie Achinger


Andrew Hoon Chyong
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George Walton High School

Valedictorian: Andrew Hoon Chyong

GPA: 4.8

Intended college: Georgia Tech

Intended area of study:  biomedical engineering

Parents: Ike and Stephanie Chyong


Salutatorian: Melody Mei Wang

GPA: 4.759

Intended college: Harvard University

Intended area of study: economics

Parents: Hank and Samantha Wang


Rachel Mae Wilder
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Harrison High School

Valedictorian: Rachel Mae Wilder

GPA: 4.697

Intended college: Georgia Tech

Intended area of study: aerospace engineering

Parents: Jeff and Tracy Wilder


Salutatorian: Jadyn Micalah Sethna

GPA: 4.594

Intended college: Georgia Tech

Intended area of study: biology

Parents: Fram Sethna and Carla Pearson-Sethna


Deyana Aziz Siddiqui
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Hillgrove High School

Valedictorian: Deyana Aziz Siddiqui

GPA: 4.75

Intended college: Agnes Scott College

Intended area of study: pre-med

Parents: Abdul Siddiqui and Subuhi Aziz


Salutatorian: Abigail Kathryn Robertson

GPA: 4.72

Intended college: UGA

Intended area of study: psychology and Spanish

Parents: Forrest and Kathryn Robertson


Courtney Reagan Coats, left, and Meredith Johns, right
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Kennesaw Mountain High School

Valedictorians: Courtney Reagan Coats; Meredith Belle Johns

GPA: 4.781

Intended colleges: University of Pennsylvania; Harvard University

Intended area of study: dual degree in biology and economics; government

Parents: Marion and Stephen Coats; Marcia and Michael Johns


Salutatorian: Daniel Houyin Chu

GPA: 4.734

Intended college: Johns Hopkins University

Intended area of study: computer science

Parents: Qizhi Tu and Kong Chu


Anastasia Achieng Onyango
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Lassiter High School

Valedictorian: Anastasia Achieng Onyango

GPA: 4.707

Intended college: Harvard University

Intended area of study: biomedical engineering

Parents: Dan Odero and Juliana Onyango


Salutatorian: Neal Michael Ostrowski

GPA: 4.680

Intended college: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Intended area of study: biomedical engineering

Parents: Michael and Amy Ostrowski


Carnell Olisaeloka Lyon
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McEachern High School

Valedictorian: Carnell Olisaeloka Lyon

GPA: 4.524

Intended college: Georgia Tech

Intended area of study: aerospace engineering

Parent: Vivian Lyon


Salutatorian: Onyinye Nkechi Okere

GPA: 4.508

Intended college: Kennesaw State University

Intended area of study: nursing

Parents: Cleo and Immaculata Okere


Julianna Reiter Isbitts, left, and Sarah Elizabeth Punch, right
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North Cobb High School

Valedictorians: Julianna Reiter Isbitts; Sarah Elizabeth Punch

GPA: 4.719

Intended colleges: UGA; College of Charleston

Intended areas of study: political science and economics; psychology

Parents: Mark and Debra Isbitts; Robert Punch and Kimberley Franklin


Salutatorian: Abbey Lauren Milwicz

GPA: 4.635

Intended college: Duke University

Intended area of study: molecular biology

Parents: Michael and Anita Milwicz


Tina Diep, left, and Rosa Victoria Venegas, right
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Osborne High School

Valedictorians: Tina Diep; Rosa Victoria Venegas

GPA: 4.453

Intended colleges: UGA; Agnes Scott 

Intended areas of study: pre-med; nursing

Parents: Tuan Diep and Cam Giang; Miguel Venegas and Rosa Maria Hernandez 


Salutatorian: Ashley Zavala

GPA: 4.406

Intended college: UGA

Intended area of study: biology

Parents: Ana Zavala


Brinkley Madison Doherty
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Pebblebrook High School

Valedictorian: Brinkley Madison Doherty

GPA: 4.462

Intended college: Tulane University

Intended area of study: cell and molecular biology, and dance

Parents: Wendi and Frankie Doherty


Salutatorian: Erin Victoria Davis

GPA: 4.382

Intended college: Boston University

Intended area of study: acting

Parents: Gretchen Davis and Eric Davis


Zainab Molumo
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South Cobb High School

Valedictorian: Zainab Molumo

GPA: 4.516

Intended college: Emory-Oxford University

Intended area of study: human health on the pre-med or pre-optometry track

Parents: Sade and Bolaji Molumo


Salutatorians: Donni-Margree Lenora Crenshaw; Paige Nicholas; Sha’kira Thomas

GPA: 4.5

Intended colleges: UGA; UGA; Mercer University

Intended areas of study: biology with a concentration in neuroscience; biology; biology

Parents: Jeffery and Donna Crenshaw; Kevin and Susan Nicholas; Natasha Thomas


Mark Andrew Giles Jr.
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Sprayberry High School

Valedictorian: Mark Andrew Giles Jr.

GPA: 4.726

Intended college: Mercer University

Intended area of study: neuroscience/pre-med

Parents: Mark and Lisa Giles


Salutatorian: Payton Grace Wade

GPA: 4.636

Intended college: College of Charleston

Intended area of study: biology

Parents: Amy and Allen Wade


Shawn Michael Doss
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Wheeler High School

Valedictorian: Shawn Michael Doss

GPA: 4.735

Intended college: Johns Hopkins University

Intended area of study: neuroscience

Parents: Suresh Doss and Pauline Doss


Salutatorian: Grace Kathryn Whittington

GPA: 4.727

Intended college: Yale University

Intended area of study: global affairs

Parents: Wade Whittington


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