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Heartland's Best Students

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KFVS12 recently honored nearly 75 of the Heartland's Best students at a banquet ceremony and videotaping of the area high school valedictorians.

Click here to see the roster of the 2014 Heartland's Best Valedictorians

Click the video gallery to the right to see the Valedictorian greetings and PSA's. Click the link below the pictures to download the video to your computer.

The ceremony was held in the University Center Ballroom on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Corporate sponsors for this year's Heartland's Best are:

All Heartland valedictorians and their parents were invited to the ceremony. Students who attended the event recorded greetings that will be featured in special announcements scheduled to air throughout the summer on KFVS12 and The Heartland's CW.

Valedictorians from four states were treated to lunch with featured speakers Mary-Ann Maloney and Jeff Cunningham of KFVS12's Heartland News, and Dr. Ken Dobbins, President of Southeast Missouri State UniversityKathy Sweeney and Crystal Britt, also with Heartland News introduced each valedictorian and highlighted their individual honors and achievements. KFVS12's Director of Marketing, Paul Keener, served as master of ceremonies. 

"I always look forward to the Heartland's Best Banquet," stated Maloney. "It's truly inspiring to meet and honor young people from all over the Heartland who've worked so hard."

"Of all the public service events we sponsor each year, this is one of my favorites," said  Keener. "It involves positive young people who've worked hard to be the best of their class. We hope, that by honoring their efforts, we'll help inspire other Heartland students."

This is the 29th anniversary of the Heartland's Best campaign on KFVS12.

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Click here to see the 2013 Heartland's Best Valedictorians
Click here to see the 2012 Heartland's Best Valedictorians.
Click here to see the 2011 Heartland's Best Valedictorians.
Click here to see the 2010 Heartland's Best Valedictorians.
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2009 Heartland's Best Valedictorians.
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2008 Heartland's Best Valedictorians.
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2007 Heartland's Best Valedictorians.
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2006 Heartland's Best Valedictorians.
Click here to see the 
2005 Heartland's Best Valedictorians.

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