Warm congratulations to New Bedford's Ashley Bendikson, she's been named 2013 Valedictorian at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.  Ashley is a former Miss New Bedford and has achieved a 4.0 grade point average.  She will offer her commencement speech on May 19th.  Ashley's long term plans are to attend law school.  We are proud that she is a New Bedford woman!