Ashton Klepko has been named Valedictorian, and Kamryn Sutterfield has been named Salutatorian of the West Side High School Class of 2021.
To celebrate the accomplishment of the entire Class of 2021, family and friends are invited to commencement, which will be held at 7 o’clock tonight at Brady-Hipp Arena. Wearing of face masks is optional.
Mr. Klepko, son of John and Amber McIntosh and Brian and Sandra Klepko, plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas at Conway and pursue a degree in Biology. He then plans to attend dental school in Memphis, Tenn., with the eventual goal of becoming an orthodontist. He earned a 4.04 grade-point average and accumulated 30 college hours while in high school.
Miss Sutterfield, daughter of Brandon and Kami Sutterfield, plans to attend North Arkansas College at Harrison for two years and then transfer to a four year college to earn a business degree. She earned a 4.00 gpa and accumulated 9 college hours while in high school.
Honor Graduates must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA and take either Advanced Placement or college coursework, plus a unit of foreign language; the top two are recognized as Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
Remaining Honor Graduates in the class:
Haley Gentry, daughter of Jason and Amy Gentry, plans to attend North Arkansas College in Harrison to play basketball for the Lady Pioneers on her way to becoming an athletic trainer and owner of her own gym. She earned a 3.80 gpa and accumulated 15 college hours.
Kaleb Tangen, son of Tom and Linda Tangen, plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas at Conway to obtain a degree in physics. Kaleb then plans to transfer out of state for a master’s degree in Astrophysics. He earned a 3.80 gpa and accumulated 24 college hours.
Dawson Inzer, son of Doug and Alicia Inzer, plans to attend William’s Baptist University at Walnut Ridge and double major in business and criminal justice. After college, Dawson plans to become an officer in the Air Force then go on to the FBI to become a special agent. He earned a 3.75 gpa and accumulated 15 college hours.
Nate Bittle, son of Jason and Brooke Bittle, Nate plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas at Conway to pursue a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He earned 3.74 gpa and accumulated 12 college hours.