Meet the outstanding students from the Class of 2013

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 06:28 PM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Ashley Mendoza

Profiles in Excellence: Ashley Mendoza

Ashley is this year's valedictorian at Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School.

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 05:50 PM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Sam Gilmore

Profiles in Excellence: Sam Gilmore

Sam is the valedictorian for the Class of 2013 at Calvary Christian Academy in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 06:28 PM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Michaiah Young

Profiles in Excellence: Michaiah Young

Michaiah is valedictorian of her graduating class at Mercy Vocational High School in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 06:15 PM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Alanna McKnight

Profiles in Excellence: Alanna McKnight

Alanna McKnight addressed her graduating class at the HMS School for Cerebral Palsy.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 06:00 PM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Whitney Seidel

Profiles in Excellence: Whitney Seidel

Whitney is the valedictorian for the Class of 2013 at Upper Bucks Christian School.

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 01:40 PM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Michael McClosky

Profiles in Excellence: Michael McClosky

Michael is the graduation speaker for the Class of 2013 at St. Elizabeth High School.

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Meet some of this year's outstanding high school graduates. These are the men and women who will help shape our future. We've included the speeches they gave during commencement. They are inspirational and insightful. Congratulations Class of 2013!
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