Best of the Class 2009

April 20, 2009 5:11:31 PM PDT
They are 250 high achieving seniors from high schools in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey who stand poised to cross the threshold into adulthood. They gathered at the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park to tape 6abc's Best of the Class 2009 special hosted by Action News' Tamala Edwards and Matt O'Donnell.

Each senior is a class valedictorian with top grades thus the best of their class academically.

Nicole Kim of Camden will be the first in her family to go to college.

"It feels good, worked hard, not just 4 years but when we were younger too."

Each student is profiled for the show. The techno generation seniors were asked about their hopes, dreams and accomplishments.

"I want to become a doctor. That's something we have to work on so we're not paying $100 dollars for 1 night in the hospital," said Don Li of C.B. South High School.

"I want to become a lawyer. But real reason I want to do that is I want to become a judge a Supreme Court justice," said Alicia Govens of Simon Gratz High School.

"I want to be a car designer and design Lamborghinis in Italy," said Christopher Oliver of Martin Luther King High School.

"I want to own a coffee shop and be a wedding planner," said Torianne Davies of Hodgson Vo Tech.

It's a fun day for the Best of the Class 2009 and from the looks of things, these students will be working hard to build a better future for them and those who come after them long after the cameras have stopped rolling.

"The toughest issue in the world we're facing is the economy and terrorism," said Peter Morfe of Valley Forge Military Academy.

"I'm actually concerned about global warming," said Kevin Mantel of Steinert High School.

These young leaders of tomorrow are fueled by infinite hope and a belief that may inspire limitless possibilities.

"I'm into science, new discoveries," said Melissa Hubley of Oxford Area High School.

"If I can be best of class, I can be best at anything I want," said Noelle Tuttle of Wilmington Christian High School.

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