Profiles in Excellence: Class of 2013 | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Meet the outstanding students from the Class of 2013

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.

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Jeremy Waterkotte & Jackie Viens

Profiles in Excellence: Jeremy Waterkotte & Jackie Viens

Jeremy and Jackie tried something a little different for the commencement at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pa.

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Georgia Fortunato

Profiles in Excellence: Georgia Fortunato

Georgia was chosen as Class Speaker for this year's commencement for The Agnes Irwin School.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Evan Lucas

Profiles in Excellence: Evan Lucas

Evan is the valedictorian for the Class of 2013 for Daniel Boone High School in Reading, Pa.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Michael Green

Profiles in Excellence: Michael Green

Michael is the student body president at The Haverford School.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 09:52 AM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Michelina Hesse

Profiles in Excellence: Michelina Hesse

Michelina is the valedictorian for the Class of 2013 at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:22 AM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Wilfredo

Profiles in Excellence: Wilfredo

Wilfredo is one of the outstanding students for the class of 2013 at The Melmark School.

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Rachel Boone

Profiles in Excellence: Rachel Boone

Rachel is the salutatorian for Phoenixville Area High School's Class of 2013.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 09:33 AM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Danielle Sherman

Profiles in Excellence: Danielle Sherman

Danielle is one of two student speakers for the Class of 2013 at Archbishop Wood High School.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 09:28 AM EDT

Profiles in Excellence: Liane Makatura

Profiles in Excellence: Liane Makatura

Liane is the valedictorian for the Class of 2013.

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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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