15 of 34 top graduates were born outside the United States
Mayor Thomas M. Menino, members of the Boston School Committee, Superintendent Carol R. Johnson, Headmasters and proud family members honored 34 valedictorians of the Class of 2012 from the Boston Public Schools Tuesday.
The Boston Harbor Hotel hosted a luncheon for the students and their families, marking the 14th year Boston has held a celebration for the top graduate of every Boston public high school. NewsCenter 5 Anchor Liz Brunner served as the event emcee, introducing members of the Boston School Committee, elected officials, community leaders and representatives from several local colleges and universities, along with school administrators and teachers.
“There are great things happening in the Boston Public Schools and these students are fine examples of that,” said Mayor Menino. “Each year I grow even more impressed by this elite group of students. These students have great potential and are proud examples of the best Boston has to offer.”