GREEN BAY – Some of the best of the class gathered in the Lambeau Field Atrium Wednesday to celebrate their accomplishments.
The soon-to-be high school graduates told us the experience is making a difference and motivating them for the future.
“It was great. I really appreciated the inspirational speakers. And I’m really even more proud of myself, because of that,” said Angela Sun, Bay Port High School.
There are 230 students taking part in this year’s Best of the Class. They represent about 100 different schools from all around Northeast Wisconsin.
Many of them credit their parents for keeping them on top of their classwork.
“They really pushed me to do good in school. The best I can. They said get an education. Go to college,” said Warren Miller, Menominee Indian High School.
“My class is really small, with only 89 of us. So we have very close relationships and that has really helped a lot. And we’re always encouraging each other to do our best. That’s helped me the most,” said Kelly Emmrich, Omro High School.
“And teachers as well. They were always pushing me, and giving me harder homework to do,” said Jered Bruckner, Chilton High School.
The students also got to get in front of the camera to star in their own promo. The videos will be shown on television starting in June and will run until mid-July. And you might see some of our FOX 11 anchors appear in one or two.
“This is one of the events that makes me the most proud of at FOX 11. To see the kids, the high school kids, it is very humbling and a great inspiration,” said Jay Zollar, vice president and general manager of WLUK FOX 11.
The graduates are grateful for the experience and the chance to enjoy their success before their next adventure begins.