School Board Ditches 'Unhealthy Competition' Of Valedictorian Titles
The school board said removing the valedictorian and salutatorian titles would prevent students from taking certain classes just to boost their GPAs.By Matt Moreno | May 19, 2016
A graduating class without any valedictorians or salutatorians?
That's a change one North Carolina school district is making after the school board voted to do away with those titles for graduating students.
The Wake County school board unanimously approved the measure Tuesday. The News & Observer reports starting in 2019 the schools will move to a system of recognizing seniors who have a weighted 3.75 GPA with Latin titles like cum laude instead.