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valedictorian

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Definition the student with the best grades at the time of graduation — usually delivers the valedictory speech at the graduation ceremony
  • Some think she will be valedictorian because she is so smart and works so hard.
valedictorian = the student with the best grades at the time of graduation — usually delivers the valedictory speech at the graduation ceremony
  • 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 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
  • valedictorian = the student with the best grades at the time of graduation — usually delivers the valedictory speech at the graduation ceremony
  • I'm so close to being valedictorian.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • valedictorian = the student with the best grades at the time of graduation — usually delivers the valedictory speech at the graduation ceremony
  • 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
  • The valedictorian, Henry Stampel, broke into tears halfway through his speech and could not continue.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • And Josh is class valedictorian!
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • 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
  • She says it like she's saying, Juliet's going to be valedictorian.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • 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
  • Henry Reed was class valedictorian.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The valedictorian was Bobbie, who had scored the highest on the GED exam.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The son of a wealthy father, valedictorian of his class at Harvard, Tyler was handsome, witty, and well read.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I don't mean to boast, but I was valedictorian that year....
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • 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
  • LaCountiss, with straight A's throughout, edged him out by a grade-point fraction for valedictorian.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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