- The valedictorian is the person in the class with the highest grade point average.
An example of a valedictorian is someone who is the only person in the college class that maintains a 4.0 GPA.
The valedictorian speaks at her graduation.
in schools and colleges, the student, usually the one highest in scholastic rank in the graduating class, who delivers the valedictory
The student with the highest academic rank in a class who delivers the valedictory at graduation.
- (US, Canada, properly) The individual in a graduating class who delivers the farewell or valedictory address, usually the person who graduates with the highest grades.
- (US, Canada, colloquial) The individual in a graduating class who graduates with the highest grades.
Formed 1759, from valediction.