Senior Spotlight: Hunter Burnett

Piedmont senior, Hunter Burnett embodies Piedmont’s core values of academics, character and community.  With plans to be a computer engineer, he has faithfully served the community through his membership to the National Honor Society.  After completing the engineering pathway at Gaston College, Hunter Burnett hopes to transfer to UNC-Charlotte.

Hunter joined the best and brightest high school students to represent Piedmont at Tar Heel Boys’ State. He learned how to play an active part in our government.   Academically, he has one of the top 15 GPAs  in his senior class.  This junior marshal’s advice to freshman is to avoid procrastination.

As a trombone player, band has been his favorite class in high school.  Hunter was chosen for the Winthrop Invitational this year and has played with Mr. Cole’s band.  He has a deep appreciation for music.

Hunter’s interest in engineering stems from his dad, Scott Burnett, who is an Engineer. Having an engineer at home to answer questions and advise is a big perk in Hunter’s eyes. His parents have cheered him on with his Tae Kwon Do competitions over the past eight years.

Hunter qualifies for the Gaston College Promise Scholarship, which covers all in-state tuition and fees for two years for ALL eligible Gaston or Lincoln County high school graduates.  Students are eligible by having at least a 3.25 unweighted GPA in high school and having taken at least five Career and College Promise classes during high school.  For additional details on the GC Promise scholarship program, visit

Hunter Burnet