Soon-to-be Greenwood grads still in race for class’s top spot


One of Greenwood High School's top two students, John Irons who will attend Purdue University and study Aerospace engineering. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

One of Greenwood Community High School's top two students, Austin Montgomery, will attend West Point and study systems engineering in the fall. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

The top two students at Greenwood Community High School won’t know until just before they graduate who has the highest grade-point average, but that isn’t their top concern.

Seniors John Irons and Austin Montgomery have spent the past four years taking advanced, college-level courses, often alongside each other. Montgomery had the highest grade-point average in the high school until last year, and right now Irons has a slight edge.

The students are waiting for their final grades, and whoever has the higher GPA by the end of the week will be their class’s valedictorian, while the other will be named salutatorian.

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