Best of the Class

ABC9 is once again planning to salute the area's top academic achievers in our annual "Best of the Class" event. The program started back in 1983 to recognize and encourage academic excellence.

On May 5, 2016, we will bring together the valedictorian or top academically-ranked students from over 100 schools in our tri-state area. The event will take place at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The students will be honored by videotaping them to be used in commercials saluting their excellence.

Students, from the Tri-state area, are selected as the “Best of the Class” 2016. Students should be accompanied by their Principal. If the Principal is not available, another administrator/teacher or the student’s parents are most welcome.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
9:45am – 11:00am                               Registration
9:45am – 11:30am                               Individual tapings
11:30am – 12:45pm                            Luncheon & Program
12:45pm – 1:30pm                              Group Shot

*we ask that you try to arrive no later than 10:30am
           The taping and luncheon will be held at Morningside College, in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center. Morningside College is located at 1501 Morningside Ave in Sioux City, Iowa. The taping will take place just off of Garretson Ave. You will be able to park in the Garretson Lot and the Eppley Lot. Please use GOOGLE Maps or YAHOO Maps for directions or visit for directions. Should inclement weather be forecasted, the event will be moved into Eppley Auditorium on Morningside College.
           Students will need a cap and gown, as you will be taped with these on. In keeping with the picnic atmosphere, feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Most importantly, bring yourself dressed comfortable and casually. This day is for you. Enjoy Yourself!

If your school would like to be included in "Best of the Class", please email Daniele Feenstra at