Meet LiliAnn and Samantha- Toombs County High School’s 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Valedictorian LiliAnn Pittman and Salutatorian Samantha Ruiz

On May 18 LiliAnn Pittman and Samantha Ruiz will lead the Toombs County High Class of 2019 at graduation as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

Both seniors decided early in their high school careers that they wanted to pursue the goal of being a top student and now that that has been accomplished they each want to work in the medical field when they graduate from college. LiliAnn wants to be a doctor and Samantha a Registered Nurse.

Each spent most of their school time in their senior year at Southeastern Tech taking college level courses which were challenging, but both were up to that challenge and made 4.0. Samantha says the Salutatorian has been the chery on my ice cream of my senior year.

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LiliAnn Pittman

Samantha Ruiz


LiliAnn- a three-sport athlete- has had an exciting senior season. In softball she hit a home run for the second straight season, in basketball she helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a second straight win over rival Vidalia and in the shut put she finished second in the GHSA AA State Track Meet in Rome.

After her success at state LiliAnn wants to continue to throw the shot put at Augusta University.

LiliAnn Pittman finishes 2nd in the shot put at the GHSA AA State Meet

LiliAnn Pittman shoots free throws in the home win over Vidalia in 2019
LiliAnn Pittman scoops a grounder at 1st base in a home game in 2017