Boulder schools drop valedictorians |

Boulder schools drop valedictorians

BOULDER, Colorado ” Boulder Valley School District will end the valedictorian honor starting with the class of 2010.

The district’s high schools used grade-point averages to determine the honor, but the district’s top students were separated by just hundredths of a point ” leading to complaints.

At Tuesday’s board meeting, officials heard from a district committee that recommended honoring high-achieving with summa, magna and cum laude honors instead of crowning a single valedictorian.

Boulder Valley had previously abolished class rankings to reduce “unhealthy competition.”

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