Some schools are getting rid of naming and honoring the student with the highest academic achievements in his class, saying it promotes unhealthy competition between students.
A North Carolina school district wants to end the tradition of naming valedictorians and salutatorians.
“I am elated but most importantly I am thankful,” Augusta said.
One North Carolina family boasts not one, not two, but three valedictorians!
Superintendent Kurt Browning says the titles aren’t fair, so he announced a plan to eliminate them district-wide.
Lloyd Chen, valedictorian at Sacramento's Laguna High School, has a strong-willed and determined mother to thank for helping her son beat the odds to graduate at the top of his class.