East Ridge High School's salutatorian: 'Just wanted to do the very best I could'
At the start of his high school career, East Ridge High School senior Thomas Bearrood made a goal for himself to do his best.
Bearrood's hard work has paid off. His 4.28 GPA has earned him the title of East Ridge High School's 2011 salutatorian, the second-ranked student.
"I just wanted to get as good of grades as I possibly could," he said. "I guess it worked out. I didn't ever feel like I'm competing because I just wanted to do the very best I could."