PENDLETON – Pendleton Heights High School recognizes the Top 10% of the Class of the Year.
There are 37 students in this group for the 2021 class.
The countdown was published in the last issues of The Times-Post and ends in this week’s edition with the numbers 5 to 1.
Jadah Etchison is currently ranked No.5 with an average of 13. She is the daughter of Brittnie Etchison and Richard Beckham. Jadah has been a member of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society, French Club, National French Honor Society, marching band, marching band, pep band, Best Buddies and SADD. She plans to attend Butler University where she will major in biology. Her goal is to become a pediatrician.
Hannah Tannas is currently ranked No. 4 with a GPA of 13.0189. She is the daughter of Heather and Doug Tannas. Hannah has been involved in the music department in many areas – marching band, wind ensemble, indoor percussion, express jazz, jazz ensemble and pep orchestra. She is also a member of the English Academic Team, the National Beta Club and the National Honor Society. Hannah was accepted to Knox College in Galesburg, Illioois, where she will study Creative Writing. Hannah would like to become a published author.
Evelyn Garard is currently ranked # 3 with a GPA of 13.1111. She is the daughter of Brennen and Christine Garard. Evelyn has been a member of Pendleton Players and inducted into the International Thespian Honors Society, FFCLA, Spanish Club, Arabian Allies, SADD and the High Ability Board Based Planning Committee. Evelyn is active in her church youth group and enjoys modeling, painting, and participating in outdoor activities such as the ultimate frisbee and hiking. She plans to attend Purdue University to earn her bachelor’s degree in interior design. Evelyn hopes to become a licensed interior designer and would one day like to work on an HGTV show.
Meghan Vanasdal is currently ranked No.2 with a GPA of 13.1158. She is the daughter of Jennifer Seal and James Vanasdal. Meghan has participated in the FFA management team and the horse judging team. She enjoys being a part of high performance equestrian sports, 4-H and volunteering at Fall Creek Christian Church, and has a particular interest in biotechnology and research. She plans to attend the University of California-Davis to earn her doctorate in biomedical engineering. Meghan would like to work at a large research institute or continue her education at a veterinary school and work in veterinary research.
Neil Brown is currently ranked # 1 with a GPA of 13.2041. He is the son of Brian and Angie Brown. Neil has participated in the Quizbowl, the Social Studies Academic Team, the National Beta Club, the National Honor Society, the French Club and the National French Honor Society. He also participated in the Pendleton Emergency Ambulance Rookie program. Neil plans to attend DePauw University with the intention of becoming a neurologist.