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Star student Jacob Edward Houdyschell of Spring Valley on Friday, May 3, 2013, in Huntington.

Gallery: The Herald-Dispatch 2013 Star Students

May. 19, 2013 @ 05:30 AM

The Herald-Dispatch asked parents, relatives, teachers and friends to submit the names of graduating Tri-State students who have demonstrated excellence. A team of editors had to narrow the choices from dozens of nominations.

From community service to sports, drama and scholarships, these students represent a cross-section of the excellence of the class of 2013.

The students who appear here (in no particular order, the numbers are for identification purposes only) have demonstrated the ability to juggle dozens of activities while keeping their grades up; developed talents in several spheres; given to our community and other communities; and overcome challenges to beat the odds.

For those reasons and more, these 25 young men and women have been named the 2013 Star Students.

These faces are a representation of the hundreds of students graduating from local schools and are moving on to bright futures. The Herald-Dispatch congratulates them all.