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Julian Huff - New Tech East

Julian Notable: Ranked as high school valedictorian while also graduating with honors from Cuyahoga Community College. Professional model signed with agencies based in Ohio, Atlanta, New York and Chicago.

High school resume: Class valedictorian. Member of the Leaders of Tomorrow, National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of High School Scholars. Played varsity basketball, track and golf for East Tech.

Future plans: Attend Miami University majoring in arts and later entering the business program. Continue to pursue acting and modeling career. Wants to own rental property by the age of 21. Hopes to come back and help students at New Tech East.

Challenges faced: Coming to New Tech East from his home district, Strongsville, and getting to know new students. Dealing with frustration as work at Cuyahoga Community College grew difficult in last two years.

Who, besides Julian, deserves the most credit for his success? His parents, for allowing him to make the decision to attend New Tech East, making sure he got to a school 25 minutes away and always motivating him to improve.

Quote: “I plan to keep learning as much as I can, because knowledge is power and I am always curious to learn more.”