WESTFIELD ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2017 VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN

Posted: May 5, 2017

The Westfield School is pleased to award George Branham Culpepper as the 2017 Valedictorian and Joshua Todd Kinnebrew as the 2017 Salutatorian.

George Branham Culpepper is the son of Judge and Mrs. Bryant Culpepper of Perry. A National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Branham has earned numerous academic excellence awards during his high school career including STAR Student, National AP Scholar with Distinction, University of Georgia Certificate of Merit, Georgia Governor’s Honors Semi-Finalist, Golden Eagle Nominee, and Georgia Boys’ State Honor Graduate. He earned the state championship in spelling in the 2017 GISA AAA State Literary competition and was the 2016 region champion in argumentative essay. Branham attended the National Youth Leadership Forum in engineering and technology. An Eagle Scout, Branham has participated in many school and community activities including the Perry Youth Leadership program, math team, Beta Club, varsity cross country team, green team, culinary arts club, peer tutoring, and chess club. He is a member of Fort Valley United Methodist Church where he has volunteered in service and ministry projects. Branham plans to attend the University of Georgia (Honors Program) as a Bernard Ramsey scholarship recipient where he will major in Economics.

Joshua Todd Kinnebrew is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Todd Kinnebrew of Warner Robins. A state finalist in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award program, Josh has served as president of the Beta Club and Key Club and also participated in the Warner Robins Youth Leadership program. He has been a member of the Student Council, FCA, math team, football team, and wrestling team, earning both a state and region championship. Josh was a member of the boys’ quartet that received first place in region literary competition and third place in state competition. During his high school years, he has earned numerous academic excellence awards including the National AP Scholar award, University of Georgia Certificate of Merit, and Golden Eagle nomination in science. A member of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church, Josh has participated in summer mission trips and as a community volunteer for Perry Volunteer Outreach, Operation Christmas Child, and Mission to the World. Josh plans to attend the University of Georgia (Honors Program) where he will major in Economics.

Last Updated: May 5, 2017