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In the United States and Canada, the title of salutatorian is given to the second-highest graduate of the entire graduating class of an educational institution. This honor is traditionally based on grades and overall GPA, but consideration is also often given to other factors such as extracurricular activities. (Princeton University chooses a "Latin salutatorian" based on the ability to write and deliver a speech to the audience in that language; thus, the speaker is typically a Classics major.) The title comes from the salutatorian's traditional role as the first speaker at the graduation ceremony, delivering the salutatory speech. In the high school setting, a salutatorian may also be asked to speak about the past lives of the current graduating class. The top graduate is referred to as the valedictorian. Reserved for suck ups Look up Alumnus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The initials GPA can refer, among other things, to Grade Point Average; see Grade (education) Guinness Peat Aviation General Practice Australia, a private, independent medical accreditation society Greyhound Pets of America This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university students main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. ... Academic procession during the University of Canterbury graduation ceremony. ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (compare dux) of an educational institution. ...


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Valedictorian In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (compare dux) of an educational institution. ...


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Salutatorian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (172 words)
In the United States and Canada, the title of salutatorian is given to the second-highest graduate of the entire graduating class of an educational institution.
(Princeton University chooses a "Latin salutatorian" based on the ability to write and deliver a speech to the audience in that language; thus, the speaker is typically a Classics major.) The title comes from the salutatorian's traditional role as the first speaker at the graduation ceremony, delivering the salutatory speech.
In the high school setting, a salutatorian may also be asked to speak about the past lives of the current graduating class.
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