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  • Some think she will be valedictorian because she is so smart and works so hard.
  • Behind closed doors each winter the college admissions committee riffles through the folders of concerto - writing East Coast preppies, football stars from the Corn Belt and ghetto valedictorians.
    Arthur Lubow
  • I’m so close to being valedictorian.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • I don’t remember what the valedictorian said except that she quoted Henry David Thoreau instead of a pop song.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  • She says it like she’s saying, Juliet’s going to be valedictorian.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Believe it or not, she was valedictorian of her high school class, and even now she reads, does all the bookkeeping, and stays on top of the business.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • You’re the valedictorian.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The valedictorian was Bobbie, who had scored the highest on the GED exam.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The rejection was doubly painful because Ali, his younger brother, was an academic ace who had just graduated from Camelback tied for valedictorian.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Jamie had some of the highest grades in our senior class, and depending on how the last semester went, she might even end up valedictorian.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember

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  • I was valedictorian of my class.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Henry Reed was class valedictorian.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I also recalled that Mr. Dubonnet had been the valedictorian of their class and a star football player.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The principal, valedictorian, guest speaker, and the rest of the graduation speakers gave their speeches as Woody fought to stay awake.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Wouldn’t sending threatening messages be a good way to throw someone off her game and make it easier to be reelected as next year’s class president … or, even better, beat out his competition for valedictorian?
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • You want to be head of the class, valedictorian, so you can make a speech on Graduation Day—in Latin or something boring like that probably—and be the boy wonder of the school.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • The valedictorian, Henry Stampel, broke into tears halfway through his speech and could not continue.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • LaCountiss, with straight A’s throughout, edged him out by a grade-point fraction for valedictorian.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • And Josh is class valedictorian!
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Because it was an ending, no matter what Eric, the valedictorian, had to say about commencement meaning "beginning" and all the rest of the trite nonsense.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Several times that weekend around the supper table, he recited his own high school valedictorian speech.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He graduated valedictorian of his class and went to Duke on a full scholarship.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • President of the Loyal League, he wore the shield on his sweater, and was valedictorian.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Not only did he graduate valedictorian of his class, he became an excellent athlete as well.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • It was the God of Literature with his horned head, a writing brush in one hand, a valedictorian’s cap in the other.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • I was selected as valedictorian of my class and assigned to write a paper to be delivered at one of the public auditoriums.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Duer had been the valedictorian.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I don’t mean to boast, but I was valedictorian that year….
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The son of a wealthy father, valedictorian of his class at Harvard, Tyler was handsome, witty, and well read.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She was the source of a lot of online attention because, despite being a teen mom, she managed to be her school’s valedictorian.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • Andrea LeMarsh told me that the senior class had decided that their graduation should honor the memory of Clay and Brittany (the other senior girl who was killed and who would have been valedictorian).
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • Valedictorian of Rocori SHS and a 1538 SAT had not been enough to get Dixie into a top-flight college.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Because of Kiffney-Brown’s small seminar size, we spent a fair amount of time together, battling it out for valedictorian, and when he’d asked me to prom I’d been more excited than I ever would have admitted.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • And how he had felt so right in a destiny that forced him to become the youngest valedictorian in his high school’s history, the youngest freshman ever accepted at Georgetown, a bright, bright light that shimmered at the end of the tunnels of academe.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Flanagans never suspected for a moment that the girl they read about in the papers over the next few years—MISSING, FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED; ELBOW FOUND BY NEIGHBORING DOG; GIRL, 14, BELIEVED KILLED IN STOLFUZ CORNFIELD; WARNINGS TO OTHER YOUNG WOMEN; TOWNSHIP TO REZONE ADJOINING LOTS TO HIGH SCHOOL; LINDSEY SALMON, SISTER OF DEAD GIRL, GIVES VALEDICTORIAN SPEECH—could have been in the gray metal safe that a lonely man brought over one night and paid them twenty dollars to sink.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Dear God, please tell me you weren’t a valedictorian, too.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • He was quarterback on the Muscatine High football team, a starting guard in basketball, the president of his class and its valedictorian.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • You’re the only valedictorian here.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Bobbie, posing with a group of us clustered around her in our khakis, looked stern and short in her robes and special gold-corded valedictorian’s robe, but her hair was blown out and beautifully curled.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She had graduated, valedictorian, lettered in track, amazingly unpregnant, from Rocori Senior High School in Stearns County, MN, where the teenage pregnancy rate was seventeen percent and the dropout rate was thirty percent.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She was the valedictorian.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Dorothy was our valedictorian.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • And I hope I will be a valedictorian at graduation.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • I thought she might have been valedictorian, but she got a B when she was going through that tough time with her old boyfriend.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The valedictorian is always last.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • There was a huge petition online to get her honor reinstated and name her the sole valedictorian again, though as of this writing that hasn’t happened.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • However, the day after the school’s superintendent declared her valedictorian, the principal announced that she was going to have to share the honors—he was appointing a covaledictorian who had a slightly lower GPA.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • He said it had to do with the fact that the other girl had half a credit more, even though she had a lower GPA, but Kymberly and her mom believed that the school didn’t want a black teen mom as their valedictorian.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • If they had known the kind of fool boy you are, they would never have made you valedictorian," they said.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
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