Local student honored as 'Best of the Class'

Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Kim Leer, operations/programming manager, KWWL Television, (319) 291-1271
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Valedictorians or top graduating seniors from 120 high schools in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin were honored at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) on Sunday, May 1. The students took part in KWWL's 21st annual 'Best of the Class' celebration, co-sponsored by UNI.

(Name), from (High School) in (City) was videotaped for a series of public service announcements, which began airing May 9 on KWWL, Iowa's News Channel.

In its 20 years of recognizing academic excellence, KWWL's Best of the Class has honored more than 3,000 top-graduating seniors. Best of the Class is a joint public service/community relations effort that encourages academic excellence among high school students by honoring students who serve as role models in their communities.