Top of the Class: Julianna Hachenski

Jacquie Slater
Updated: December 23, 2019 03:44 PM
Created: June 26, 2019 05:00 PM

From the tennis courts to the computer labs Julianna Hachenski has spent the last four years setting herself up for success.

"It's really hard to believe that we finally made it, I guess," said Hachenski.


Julianna more than just made it, she's Saratoga High School's Class of 2019 valedictorian.

"I feel fairly academically inclined, things come fairly easy but I feel, I study a lot. I am determined to always do my best and to put in the effort to achieve the result," said Hachenski.

Julianna attended elementary school in Indiana and moved to Greenfield with her family in 7th grade. She's been planning her future ever since.

"In 9th and 10th grade I loved looking at college websites and taking virtual tours," said Hachenski.

In the fall Julianna will attend Purdue University, where she plans on pursuing a degree in engineering. Both of her parents are engineers, but she said her favorite teacher, Mr. Chris Shanks, gave her the push to follow in their footsteps.

"Her specialness lies somewhere deep inside her," said Shanks.

Shanks says Julianna sets herself apart with commitment and discipline.

"She's going to be a manager. She's going to be managing engineers and she's going to have a department full of people that enjoy working for her. Or, maybe she'll be the second or third female president. We'll see," said Shanks.

In addition to playing tennis for the school's team, Julianna has served as Captain of the school's academic team and traveled for national competitions in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Virginia. She is also a Girl Scout and a member of the Warren County 4-H Club.

As Julianna gets ready to begin her future, she is leaving Saratoga High with some advice for incoming freshman.

"Take high school one day at a time. Take each class one class at a time. Appreciate what you're doing and just do your best at it," said Hachenski.

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