North Tama’s Olivia Ketter honored as ‘Best of the Class’

North Tama valedictorian Olivia Ketter, center, pictured with KWWL news staff following the ‘Best of the Class’ celebration held on April 29 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF KWWL

CEDAR FALLS – Olivia Ketter from North Tama County Community was honored as a member of the 2023 Best of the Class. KWWL and the University of Northern Iowa recognized valedictorians or top graduating seniors from across eastern Iowa at a celebration on Saturday, April 29, at the McLeod Center on the UNI campus.

KWWL Vice President and General Manager John Huff noted “KWWL is proud to be associated with an event that shines a light on these outstanding students, their families, and schools.”

Best of the Class students had the opportunity to be photographed with KWWL news anchors Ron Steele and Collin Dorsey, Chief Meteorologist Mark Schnackenberg, and Sports Director Rick Coleman. Additionally, the students were recorded for a series of promotional announcements that will air on KWWL, and will also be available for viewing at KWWL.com.

In its 39 years of recognizing academic excellence, KWWL’s Best of the Class has honored over 4800 hundred top graduating seniors.