Through hard work, determination and perseverance, these Western New York teens from the Class of '12 have risen to the top.
On May 17, 246 high school seniors from the public, parochial and private schools of Erie and Niagara counties were honored at the 32nd annual Scholastic Achievement Recognition Dinner sponsored by the Erie-Niagara School Superintendents Association. The students honored were the top three academic scholars from each of 82 area high schools.
Former Buffalo Sabres all-star player Rene Robert was the keynote speaker at the dinner, which was held at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott in Amherst. The students each received a crystal bison to honor their accomplishments.
Here are this year's Academic All-Stars broken down by pages (PDF) as they appeared in Thursday's Next section: