Valedictorians or top graduating seniors were once again honored by KWWL television and Wartburg College on Saturday, April 28. The students took part in KWWL's 28th annual "Best of the Class" celebration.
Ryan Volkens from Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School was honored as a member of the 2012 Best of the Class.
Best of the Class students were videotaped on the Wartburg campus for a series of public service announcements, which began airing on May 14 on KWWL, Iowa's News Channel. They also had the opportunity to be photographed with KWWL news anchors Ron Steele and Tara Thomas, Chief Meteorologist Mark Schnackenberg, and Sports Director Rick Coleman.
In its 28 years of recognizing academic excellence, KWWL's Best of the Class has honored nearly 4,000 top graduating seniors. Best of the Class if 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.