HPHS Class of 2012 Graduates

Highland Park High School's 122nd annual commencement ceremonies were held Wednesday evening at Ravinia Park in Highland Park.

Highland Park High School graduated its class of 2012 on Wednesday at .

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After a greeting from Township High School District 113 Superintendent George Fornero, the assembled seniors, family and friends heard senior address the crowd with the official address.

The valedictorians are:

  • Sophie Allyssa Friedman
  • Perry Lee Rabin
  • Michael Lewis Schoof

The saludatorians are:

  • Brett Alexander Glasner
  • Zachary Jacob Weiner

Bryce Robertson was awarded Highland Park High School's Medal of Honor.

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laura bednarski May 31, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Congratulations class of 2012. Go do great things!
drpeters May 31, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I am sad to have missed the event but feel like I was there after seeing these great photos. Thank you!
David Greenberg June 01, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Congrats to all the graduates. Just one question: The District says that they don't use class rank, nor do they release it to colleges. If that's the case, why have valedictorians and salutatorians?
Mosaic53 June 01, 2012 at 12:49 AM
That's an excellent question. Just why is it still important to recognize numbers 1 & 2? Please post it if you can find out.
Steve Handwerker June 01, 2012 at 04:01 AM
drpeters, you're a mensch! Thanks for the compliment!
Bryce Robertson June 01, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I can shed some light - class rank is internally calculated to get the top percentile marks, which are released to colleges as part of our "class profile". This allows for knowing where one falls in the class without competition. Also, with non-weighted survey (level 3) classes put up against weighted (level 1) classes, there would be a large disparity. We recognize numbers 1 and 2 as both a time-honored tradition as well as a way to recognize those who put forth the most effort into their studies. The wonderful thing about HPHS graduation is that everyone is recognized individually, and throughout the speeches and honors, a large percentage of students are recognized as more than just students in a class. Valedictorian and salutatorian are just two of those honors.


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