in some schools and colleges, the student, usually second highest in scholastic rank in the graduating class, who gives the salutatory
see also valedictorian
Origin of salutatorian; from salutatory + -an
The student with the second highest academic rank in a class who delivers the salutatory at graduation exercises.
- (US) The person who graduates high school with the second highest GPA and thus gets to give a salutatorian's address during the graduation ceremony.