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Old 08-20-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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Just read that Stratford High had named 50+ Valedictorians in the graduating class. Does that mean that there were 50 students with perfect grades or was there a more "holistic" process involved? I've always thought that the valedictorian was always the student with the highest GPA but I'm not from Texas.

Also does anyone know how to find grade distributions of schools in the Houston area?
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:11 PM
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Just read that Stratford High had named 50+ Valedictorians in the graduating class. Does that mean that there were 50 students with perfect grades or was there a more "holistic" process involved? I've always thought that the valedictorian was always the student with the highest GPA but I'm not from Texas.

Also does anyone know how to find grade distributions of schools in the Houston area?
Valedictorians get breaks on tuition at Texas public schools. So a lot of schools declare everyone with a 4.0 or better a "Valedictorian." Because of honors and AP courses, quite a few have a higher than 4.0 GPA, even if they don't have all As.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:42 PM
 
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That is crazy.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:08 PM
 
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The valedictorian is the person who tries their best, so everybody can be a valedictorian! I’d like to meet the pinhead who thought this was a good idea. Heaven forbid the kids actually compete and lose to someone who did better than them.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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Wow, that's crazy. When I graduated, our valedictorian got a full ride scholarship. I guess they don't do that anymore?
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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Do you have to listen to all 50 co-valedictorian speeches?
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:03 AM
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Everyone gets a trophy these days...
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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I bet no one gives a speech.
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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I bet no one gives a speech.
The speech will probably go like this....."Thank you. It's a great honor. I'd like to mention the names of all my co-valedictorians Jeff Jones .......... and Mary Smith. Well crap my times up."
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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Memorial does this too, if I recall. Maybe something about being too lazy to calculate GPA out to several decimal places.
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