Class of 2017 Will Include Top RI High School Students

Some of the state’s best and brightest future leaders are headed to Rhode Island College this fall, according to an analysis by GoLocalProv released Wednesday.

The online news source published a list of where the three top-ranking students from each of the state’s secondary education schools will attend college as members of the class of 2017.

Rhode Island College will welcome four local valedictorians, from Hope High School in Providence, Alvarez High School in Providence, the Providence Career and Technical Academy and the Academy for Career Exploration in Providence.

The college also will welcome Alvarez High School’s salutatorian and number-three ranking student as well as the third-ranking student from Providence Career and Technical Academy.

RIC has 1,196 confirmed enrollments for the class of 2017. Nine percent of those students rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class; 21 percent rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class.

GoLocalProv’s breakdown included 60-plus technical, vocation, public, private and religious schools, according to its website.