'Best Of The Class' Saluted At Lambeau Field Atrium Wednesday

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GREEN BAY PACKERS, FOX 11, PREVEA HEALTH, MARIAN COLLEGE WELCOMED AREA'S TOP STUDENTS

The Green Bay Packers, WLUK TV Fox 11, Prevea Health and Marian College Wednesday hosted the "Best of the Class" in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Nearly 200 of the top students from 85 Northeastern Wisconsin and Fox Valley schools attended and were congratulated for their efforts inside and outside the classroom and were wished well in their future endeavors.

Among the speakers addressing the group were John Jones, the Green Bay Packers' executive vice president/COO; Steve Prestegard, Marian College's director of public relations and marketing; and Deb Mauthe, Prevea Health's vice president of human resources. Fox 11's Tom Milbourn and Brooke Bradley emceed the event.

Jones advised the students to utilize the values that have allowed them to excel thus far in life, saying, "The values you have developed with your families have served you well. They have been your pathway to success. Continue to lean on them as you move on to your next stage in life, wherever that path may take you. You'll make many important decisions. Use your values as a guide.

"We're excited to have you here today and are proud of your achievements. You represent the Green Bay area, Northeastern Wisconsin and the entire state of Wisconsin so well. We all wish you the best."

The students and their families enjoyed lunch in the Hall of Fame Grill and the students took part in videotaped vignettes to be used during an ongoing, on-air salute by Fox 11. The 16-20 different vignettes will air during all station programming, beginning Memorial Day Weekend through mid-July.

Today's gathering marked the third consecutive year the event was hosted in the Atrium and the seventh consecutive year overall of the program.

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