KWCH 12 hosted the 23rd annual Top of the Class appreciation breakfast Saturday

The event honors the top graduating seniors at high schools across central Kansas, recognized for both their academic achievements as well as extra-curricular activities.

High school counselors were asked to pick a student to represent their school. In addition to looking at the student's G.P.A., they were also asked to take into account awards, honor classes, clubs and sport involvement.

The KWCH 12 Top of the Class ceremony took place downtown at Candela at the Lux. It began with a breakfast and wrapped up with a commercial taping of each graduating senior.

The commercials featuring the Top of the Class students will air throughout the summer beginning on Memorial Day on KWCH 12, KSCW (channel 33/cable 5) and Always On 12.2. Students biographies and pictures will also be featured online at kwch.com. These biographies will not be available online until Monday, May 26.

Eyewitness News anchors Roger Cornish and Melissa Scheffler hosted the event. Sports Reporter Jenn Bates also gave a motivational speech.