Valedictorians of top graduating seniors from 120 high schools in Iowa and southwest Wisconsin were honored by KWWL Television and Wartburg College on Sunday, May 2. The students took part in KWWL's 26th annual "Best of the Class" celebration.
Amanda Arp from North Tama County Community was honored as a member of the 2010 Best of the Class.
Best of the Class students were videotaped for a series of public service announcements, which will air from May 10 through June on KWWL, Iowa's News Channel. Students also had the opportunity to be photographed with KWWL news anchors Ron Steele and Tara Thomas, Meteorologist Mark Schnackenberg, and Sports Director Rick Coleman.
In its 26 years of recognizing academic excellence, KWWL's Best of the Class has honored more than 3,100 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 high schools and their communities.