The University of Wisconsin-Richland is pleased to have among the student body this year six who were the top academic students in their high school graduating class.

Kelly Biba, Loganville, was valedictorian of the 2013 class at Weston High School. She hasn’t yet decided on a major or a career; she’s exploring options. She loves to go snowmobiling and has been a pianist for 11 years.

Hannah Breininger, Richland Center, was valedictorian of the class of 2012 at Richland Center’s Eagle High School. She plans a major in history and is considering a career as a history teacher.

Emily Drews, Muscoda, was the Highland High School class of 2013 valedictorian. She’s considering a major in library science and the possibility of a career as a librarian.

Stephen Felton, Richland Center, was the Richland Center High School class of 2013 valedictorian. He’s considering a major in computer science and a career in information technology.

Bridget Ravis, Richland Center, was valedictorian of the Richland Center High School class of 2012. She plans a major in nursing and a career as a nurse practitioner, so it’s no surprise she’s a member of the UW-Richland Future Nurses Club.

Anna Schellhorn, Gays Mills, was valedictorian of North Crawford High School class of 2012. She plans a major in speech pathology and intends to transfer to UW-Eau Claire.

Annette Hackbarth-Onson, assistant campus dean for student affairs, said, “These and all students have lots of opportunities at UW-Richland in terms of academics and campus involvement. The individualized attention from faculty helps students explore coursework in depth. Students benefit from personal interaction with faculty who can later assist them with references or advising and guidance within academic programs. These are among the unique benefits of attending a small college. Faculty and staff get to know students and assist them with continued academic achievement.”

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