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The student with the second highest academic rank in a class who delivers the salutatory at graduation exercises.


(Education) US a person, usually the student with the second highest academic achievement, who delivers a speech of greeting at a graduation ceremony


(səˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-)

a student, usu. ranking second highest academically in a graduating class.
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Noun1.salutatorian - a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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Liberty Institute Attorneys Send Demand Letter to Brawley Union High School District Officials on Behalf of Salutatorian Brooks Hamby
Salutatorian Mark Derbyshire said Gray's joy put into perspective the importance of a high school degree.
Just a solitary B in trigonometry separated the identical twins, meaning that Negar Nasiri-Kenari--the one with the A in trig--was valedictorian at Fort Pierce Central High School graduation while sister Negin was reduced to mere salutatorian.
This program offers full-time summer employment at ARS research facilities to valedictorians and salutatorians of local high schools.
Frost graduated class salutatorian from Ridgeley High School in Ridgeley, West Virginia and cum laude from West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
Rodgers is a member of the board of trustees at Dartmouth College, where he graduated as Salutatorian with degrees in both physics and chemistry.
Salutatorian Tristen Cox is the son of Donnie McNew of Elkton and Rob Cox of Corvallis.
Nash, Mallory Elizabeth Novacek, Jared O'Leary, Grace Elizabeth Oliver, Taylor Mae Olson (NHS, HH), Jaclyn Paige Ordway (NHS, HH) salutatorian, Valerie May Paradise, Jesse Daniel Peacock, Marc Joseph Poirier (NHS), Shyla Dorothy Price, Ryan William Proctor, Mallory Kristine Rank, Isaiah Joseph Rawlinson, Yvonne Nicole Renard, Collin J.
2 grade-point average, and Vida as the salutatorian, with a GPA of 4.
Salutatorian in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
Commencement speakers are the three co-valedictorians and the salutatorian.
AN odd thing happened during the commencement ceremonies at a number of area high schools last month: Instead of there being the traditional one valedictorian and one salutatorian per graduating class, there were several and, in some cases, many.