Heartland’s Best High School Valedictorians Honored at Southeast


KFVS12’s 33rd Annual Heartland’s Best honored more than 70 high school valedictorians  June 9 at Southeast Missouri State University.

Valedictorians and their parents from three states were treated to lunch with featured speakers Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast, and Justin Fischer and Kelsey Anderson, anchors from KFVS12 Heartland News.

KFVS on-air personalities introduced each valedictorian and highlighted their individual honors and achievements. KFVS12’s Vice President and General Manager Chris Conroy served as master of ceremonies.

Additionally, students who attended the event recorded greetings that will be featured in special announcements scheduled to air on KFVS12 and The Heartland’s CW this summer.

Sponsors of this year’s event were Southeast Missouri State University; Larry Hillis Chrysler Dodge, Jeep; and Subway.