A school district in Indiana may stop recognizing valedictorians | The Tylt
Every school has overachievers. They study long hours, volunteer in the school community and if they are lucky at the end of four years can call themselves a valedictorian. School officials at the Greater Clark School district say the fact that there can only be one valedictorian, however, is causing too much competition, pressure, and dismisses the larger academic community of students who often support each other. They want to honor the top 10% and 5% of the graduating class instead of just singling out individuals. Is that a sham for the students who worked hard to succeed, or is it better for the entire school community?
A school district in Indiana may stop recognizing valedictorians
This isn't about removing recognition for people that work hard. This is about recognizing more kids who work hard to excel in school. The runner up to valedictorian should still get some recognition.