valedictorian[val′ə dik tôr′ē ən]
The valedictorian speaks at her graduation.
- 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.
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.
Formed 1759, from valediction.