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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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Class salutatorian is Madison Christensen, the daughter of Michelle Christensen.
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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.
BERNIKA MELTON is class salutatorian at Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta.
This program offers full-time summer employment at ARS research facilities to valedictorians and salutatorians of local high schools.
Class salutatorian is Dana Halverson, the daughter of Carl and Janine Halverson.
In 1971, he graduated cum laude and class salutatorian and passed the Bar examination at the age of 22.
Jean, Naika Kimarah Joseph, Ben-Ali Lazare, Brian Joseph Lee, Diana Linda Lugi, Honors, Macey Elizabeth MacMillan, Amanda Sue Makela, High Honors, Erin Patricia Mayou, salutatorian, High Honors, Jacob Alan Mayou, Rachel Madalyn McElhiney, Honors, Matthew Richard McGraw, Shane Patrick McLaughlin, Bianca N.
He said that for elementary graduates, valedictorian will get P3,500; salutatorian, P2,500; 1st to 3rd honorable mention with P2,000 each; and those in the 4th up to 8th place will get P1,000.
They came speaking little English, and now, only a few years later, find themselves valedictorian and salutatorian of their graduating class, with the top two grade-point averages overall.
Rodgers is a member of the board of trustees at Dartmouth College, where he graduated as Salutatorian with degrees in both physics and chemistry.