Highland Park High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian were named yesterday; they’re Alex Levine and Jessica Yeh, respectively.
Blanket Award winners — who get kudos for character and a sense of service, among other things — are Katie Thompson and Andrew Barnes.
The whole ceremony was full of applause, really, with the graduating class getting well over $10 million in scholarship offers from around the country (I believe the number was around $17 $15 million, actually, but have yet to confirm). Nice.
“I hope you make your parents cry for a really good reason in the next couple of days,” joked principal Walter Kelly, after imparting words of praise and inspiration. “You’re dismissed.”