View Full Version : In the latest case of "Everyone Gets a Trophy"

06-02-2013, 01:38 PM
Seriously...? 21 "#1s"?!?

By Bill Briggs, Contributor, NBC News
When the seniors say farewell to South Medford High in Oregon next weekend, one of the school's 21 valedictorians will lead the flag salute, another valedictorian will recite the history of the 365-member class, and a third will introduce the keynote speaker. But all 21 can enjoy a sweet piece of the ceremony, if they choose.

At Enterprise High in Alabama, the valedictorians — all 34 of them — plucked names from a hat to gain coveted speaking spots during their commencement earlier this month. And at Bluffton High in Ohio, more than 10 percent of this year’s 84-member senior class carried the title “valedictorian.”

As graduation season peaks, numerous high schools are rightfully praising their clusters of valedictorians yet also forsaking a time and tradition when just one elite student received that honor — along with the lone ranking of No. 1 in class. In fact, at South Medford High, all of those 21 valedictorians can tell colleges they are No. 1 in their class.

The rest of the story: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/02/18660734-were-all-no-1-is-21-valedictorians-too-many?lite

06-02-2013, 02:28 PM
Apparently they aren't familiar with the term valedictorian because by definition, unless they give the commencement address, regardless of their class rank, they are NOT the valedicotrian...

06-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Stats tell us some of these graduates will come into the Air Force. This means only one thing: The inflated EPR will be here for a long time. If they are expecting to be #1 in High School (with 20 other students) then when some come into the AF, everyone they ever will rate on deserves a Five.

06-05-2013, 03:44 PM
They have to let them all be speak. if not, it would be school bullying.

06-05-2013, 05:46 PM
Everyone is awesome. Everyone "deserves" to take part, even if they didn't work as hard, or do any work at all, to accomplish what the actual valedictorian accomplished.

06-08-2013, 03:47 PM
Fucking participation trophy recipients.