The top graduates of each of Boston's 38 public high schools were honored last week at the 9th annual Valedictorians Luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Among the honorees, 18 valedictorians have been students in the Boston Public Schools since kindergarten. Bhraana Abraham of Dorchester, graduating at the top of her class at the Community Academy of Science and Health, spoke to the attendees about her experience as an immigrant from Haiti who arrived speaking no English, now at the top of her class and going on to the College of the Holy Cross next year. The valedictorians were also featured in a Boston Sunday Globe photo spread and in video clips on-line.
These students represent thousands of other members of the Class of 2007 who will don cap and gown this month to earn their high school diplomas. Many of their classmates have overcome great challenges to reach this milestone. The Boston Globe also published a feature article about the Class of 2007 at Boston International High School, many of whom were among the first to enter the school as freshmen when it opened four years ago.