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valedictorian
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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
  • Commencement had been outdoors the year I graduated-the year Owen should have graduated, the year he should have been our class valedictorian.
    p. 493.9
  • This is the valedictorian of your class?
    p. 381.2
  • Owen was so serious about being the valedictorian of our class that he was already writing his commencement speech—and it was only January.
    p. 381.3
  • In many schools, they don't even know who the class valedictorian is until the spring term; but Owen Meany's grade-point average was perfect—no other student was even close.
    p. 381.4
  • "SHE MADE FUN OF ME BEING THE CLASS VALEDICTORIAN," said Owen Meany.
    p. 383.6
  • He couldn't have imagined what a travesty Owen Meany's absence would make of the commencement exercises that year—how such a timid, rather plain, and much-ignored student, who was the replacement valedictorian of our class, would find the . courage to offer as a valedictory only these words: "I am not the head of this class.
    p. 415.0

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