Definitions for salutatoriansəˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-
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sa•lu•ta•to•ri•ansəˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-(n.)
a student, usu. ranking second highest academically in a graduating class.
salutatorian, salutatory speaker(noun)
a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
The person who graduates high school with the second highest GPA and is thus gives a salutatorianu2019s address during the graduation ceremony.
the student who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual Commencement or like exercises of a college, -- an honor commonly assigned to that member of the graduating class who ranks second in scholarship
Salutatorian is an academic title given, in the United States, Philippines, and Canada, to the second highest graduate of the entire graduating class of a specific discipline. Only the valedictorian is ranked higher. This honor is traditionally based on grade point average and number of credits taken, but consideration may also be given to other factors such as co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The title comes from the salutatorian's traditional role as the first speaker at a graduation ceremony, delivering the salutation. In a high school setting, a salutatorian may also be asked to speak about the current graduating class or to deliver an invocation or benediction. In some instances, the salutatorian may even deliver an introduction for the valedictorian. The general themes of a salutatorian speech and valediction are usually of growth, outlook towards the future, and thankfulness.
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