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Woodbury High School valedictorian Sheri Li will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

WHS valedictorian Li bound for the 'U'

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Sheri Li never saw herself rising to the top of her class.

But in her junior year, the Woodbury High School student opened up her report card and saw that her class rank had jumped to No. 2.


Then it hit her. If she put in the work, she could get there -- "and what a great thing that would be," she said.

Li attained that goal and was named valedictorian for the class of 2012.

"It hasn't hit me," she said last month of the achievement.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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