Ben Bates, Valedictorian of  Everest Collegiate Boys’ High School Class of 2013 and National Merit Scholar Finalist, is representing Everest Academy this year as a Brightest and Best honoree.   Click HERE for the list of honorees and click again on Ben’s name to see what a well-rounded young man he is.   We are so proud of you Ben!

Brightest and Best is WXYZ’s 34-year tradition recognizing the academic achievements of graduating seniors from high schools across metro Detroit. Each year, Channel 7 hosts a special event at WXYZ-TV and invites more than 250 honorees and their families to attend.  There will be a segment aired on Channel 7 the weekend of June 8th featuring the Brightest and Best.  Be sure to tune in.